Delhi turns into fortress ahead of PM address on 70th Independence Day

| Updated: Aug 15, 2016 12:33 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 15 (ANI): Delhi has turned into a fortress as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 70th Independence Day at around 7.30 a.m. on Monday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reviewed the security situation in the country, especially in Jammu and Kashmir. Top security brass briefed the Home Minister on the prevailing situation in the country and the steps being taken to foil any attempt by terrorists or other elements to disturb peace. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi, and chiefs of intelligence agencies were among those who attended the meet. Areas around the Red Fort are under massive security cover and a multi tier ground to air security ring has been put up. For the first time, paragliders and drone detectors are deployed around the Red Fort. Several events have been organized in the run up to the Independence Day. The Prime Minister flagged off the Tiranga Yatra on 9th August from the birth place of the freedom fighter Chandrashekhar Azad in Madhya Pradesh. The Yatra is aimed at invoking the patriotic fervor among the people from all walks of life. A week long Bharat Parv has been organized at the Rajpath Lawns in New Delhi by the Ministry of Culture. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has put on display a photo exhibition titled "Azadi 70 Saal- Yaad Karo Kurbani". All important monuments in the country are being illuminated in Tricolour.(ANI)