In a move to tackle any potential threat, anticipated from small drones, a counter-drone system developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been deployed near the Red Fort area in Delhi ahead of the 75th Independence Day. According to DRDO officials, cited by news agency ANI, the counter-drone system can detect and deactivate drones of any size within a radius of around 4 km.

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Meanwhile, the Delhi police have intensified patrolling and anti-sabotage checks across the city. Hotels, guest houses, parking lots, and restaurants are being checked. A multi-layered security cover has been put in place along with facial recognition system (FRS) cameras at the entry point of the Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on Independence Day.