New Delhi, AUg 15 : Continuing with his fearless stance, for the sixth year in a row, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose to deliver his Independence Day address from an open air podium without any bullet proof glass.
Besides objections from security detail, Mr Modi had kept away the idea of bullet-proof enclosure to "connect directly" with people beginning with his maiden Independence Day address as the PM from Red Fort in 2014. Last year too, Mr Modi delivered his speech without the enclosure.
Meanwhile, multi-layered security arrangements were put in place at and around the Red Fort to thwart any kind of security threat. Security personnel had secured the rooftops of the buildings facing the iconic Red Fort while Facial recognition technology was also used to identify suspects.
Snipers and specialised commando units of the Central Armed Police Forces along with SPG and NSG stood guard while during the national festivities. (UNI)