According to reports, the security at the event will be ‘stricter than annual Republic Day parade’. (JPN)
Roads near the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be closed four hours before the event while offices in this area will be shut by noon.
While the security will be majorly looked after by the Delhi Police, along with paramilitary forces, sources say the personnel of the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army will also tactfully participate in maintaining peace at the event.
Modi has invited 2,500 people which include former presidents, former prime ministers and SAARC leaders.
The swearing-in ceremony of Modi after invites to world leaders including Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has become a matter of huge concern for the security personnel.
Karzai and Rajapaksa have confirmed that they will attend the event while Sharif is yet to give his nod.
Moreover, to avoid chaos the Prime Minister’s Office has issued an advisory to the media houses to ensure that journalists having PIB cards are only sent to cover the event.
According to reports, the security at the event will be ‘stricter than annual Republic Day parade’.