Delhi Police deploys facial recognition technology at Red Fort for Independence Day security

The Delhi Police is using cameras equipped with facial recognition software for the first time to secure the Red Fort, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host the national flag on the 73rd Independence Day, officials said on Wednesday.

A multi-layered security arrangement, involving Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT)commandos and NSG snipers, is being put in place for the national capital in view of the Centre scrapping the constitutional provisions that gave Jammu and Kashmir a special status and tensions with Pakistan.

Army, paramilitary forces and 20,000 Delhi Police personnel have also been deployed.

To identify suspects around the historic Red Fort, the police is using cameras with facial recognition technology and has deployed anti-drone detection systems to secure the skies.

Around 500 CCTV cameras have been installed around the venue, where ministers, bureaucrats, foreign dignitaries, and common people will gather to hear the prime minister.

The roads leading to the Red Fort are under

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