The national capital is gearing up for an unprecedented security cover on Sunday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the oath of office for his third consecutive term. With dignitaries from neighboring countries and the Indian Ocean region invited to attend the ceremony, the security arrangements in Delhi are set to mirror those of a high-profile international event like the G20 summit.

Multi-Layered Security Rings

According to officials from the Delhi Police, a multi-layered security ring will be in place at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, where the swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to take place. The security measures will include the deployment of five companies of paramilitary personnel, National Security Guard (NSG) commandos, snipers, and drones.

Prohibitions on Flying Objects

In a bid to thwart any potential threats, the Delhi Police have issued a notice prohibiting the operation of sub-conventional aerial platforms such as paragliders, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), remotely piloted aircraft, and hot air balloons within the jurisdiction of the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi during the swearing-in ceremony. Violators may face penalties and prosecution under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code.

Securing Dignitary Routes

The dignitaries attending the event will be provided designated routes from their hotels to the venue and back, with enhanced security measures in place. Top hotels in the city, including the Leela, Taj, ITC Maurya, Claridges, and Oberoi, have already been brought under the security cover.

High-Tech Security Measures

To ensure foolproof security, the authorities will employ cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, intrusion warning systems, and facial recognition software. Snipers will be strategically positioned at high-rise buildings and other vantage points along the routes of the dignitaries.

Traffic Diversions and Border Checks

Commuters in Delhi can expect traffic diversions and road closures in the central part of the city on Sunday morning. Additionally, security checks at the borders of the national capital will be intensified from Saturday itself to maintain a tight vigil.

Prestigious Guests

Among the prestigious guests expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony are Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu, Vice President of Seychelles Ahmed Afif, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, and Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay.


As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to take the oath of office for his third term, the authorities in Delhi have left no stone unturned to ensure a secure and incident-free swearing-in ceremony. With a multi-pronged security approach involving personnel, technology, and strategic planning, the national capital is set to witness one of its tightest security covers in recent times.


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