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Nation gears up for 71st Independence Day; additional security deployed

As the nation gears up to observe the 71st Independence Day, security has been beefed up across the country, aiming to ensure a seamless feat of celebration for its countrymen.

In Mumbai, security has been tightened ahead of the big day. Barricades have been placed in major junctions with greater emphasis on patrolling. 

In the national capital, posters of ‘ wanted terrorists’ have been issued by a Special Cell of the Delhi police, which are displayed in all prominent locations.

The posters carried photos of absconding Lashkar-e-Taiba ( LeT), Indian Mujahideen (IM) and Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorists.

As a mark of celebration, the Gateway of India in all its grandeur is lit up.

Meanwhile, major monuments in the national capital are also beautified to mark the historic day.

In Coimbatore, a miniature artist designed images of freedom fighters and leaders on a custard apple, and the map of India and the tricolor on a watermelon and brinjal respectively.

India will celebrate its 70th Independence Day on Tuesday, 15 August.

The function is to be held at the Red Fort , presence of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who will be the Chief Guest.

Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Jatin Narwal told, “The security arrangements required for the Independence Day celebrations in coordinated way are in place. Our security preparation is adequate enough to overcome any type of situation.”

The DCP also assured tight security which would be controlled by the CCTV.



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