Rising Security Preparations in Delhi for G20 Summit: Aerial Drops & Extensive Measures
Delhi is making robust security arrangements as it prepares to host the G20 Summit. With Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the way, India’s growing global stature is underlined by this prestigious event. As part of the security measures, the National Security Guard (NSG) Aerial Insertion Team is conducting practice drills to enhance their quick-response capabilities. They are performing precise spot aerial drops on important high-rise buildings to counter potential terror threats.
To ensure a comprehensive defense strategy, Delhi has deployed around 130,000 security officers throughout the city. This includes the 80,000-strong Delhi Police force, with 45,000 officers dressed in blue uniforms, including specially trained commandos proficient in helicopter rappelling and precision driving.
To bolster aerospace defense, the Indian Air Force is implementing extensive measures and collaborating with the Indian military, Delhi Police, and paramilitary forces to establish anti-drone systems. These systems will be instrumental in countering aerial threats during the summit. Additionally, 400 firefighters are ready to respond to any potential situation.
As part of the arrangements for transporting distinguished guests, the government has allocated 18 crores to rent 20 armoured limousines. Strict controls will be enforced at New Delhi’s borders during the summit to regulate and monitor entry and exit.
The United States is also playing a significant role in ensuring the success of the G20 Summit. In the week leading up to the event, they plan to fly in more than 20 planes for transportation and security purposes. To facilitate efficient security operations, specialized control rooms are being established at the renovated Pragati Maidan, the summit’s location.
Hotels like the ITC Maurya Hotel, where US President Joe Biden will be staying, have implemented heightened security measures. Delhi’s border CCTVs have been equipped with AI software developed by Staqu, enabling easier identification of known offenders and preventing their entry into the city.
To bolster emergency response capabilities, the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) in Pragati Maidan has deployed 11 Quick Response Teams (QRTs), 24 ambulances, 3 fire tenders, 2 units with hydraulic platforms, and a firefighting robot. Similarly, Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has added 10 QRTs, 4 ambulances, and 4 fire tenders to enhance security.
In other news, naval commanders will have the opportunity to engage with the National Security Advisor and discuss efforts to improve the quality of life in the Indian Navy. They will also focus on identifying and eliminating outdated procedures.
As the G20 Summit approaches, Delhi is implementing extensive security measures to ensure the safety of all participants and maintain the smooth flow of the event. The collaboration between security forces, the development of advanced technologies, and the commitment to counter potential threats highlight India’s dedication to hosting a successful and secure G20 Summit.