Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday held a meeting with top security officials to review the country&’s security ahead of Independence Day on Monday.

According to media reports, the meeting took place at Rajnath Singh’s residence where he was briefed by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval along with the chiefs of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and the Delhi Police commissioner.

A multi-tier ground-to-air security ring has been thrown in and around the Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation for a third time on Independence Day.

August 15 will also see extensive police deployment across Delhi. 

More than 35,000 police personnel will spread out in crowded places, markets, railway stations, bus stops and other strategic locations. 

Anti-sabotage teams are carrying out random checks and searches in the city, the officer said.

A special control room has been set up for August 15. Delhi Police have restricted aerial movement over the Red Fort for the next two months from Friday.

Sunday’s meeting comes a day after the first ever ‘National Conference of Investigating Agencies’ concluded in the national capital on Saturday.

The two-day conference, organised by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in coordination with National Investigation Agency (NIA) was inaugurated by Rajnath Singh who stressed on the need to improve the quality of investigation.

It was attended by more than 100 delegates from states and union territories and Central Police Organisations.

The delegates discussed and deliberated in great detail and formulated the recommendations and resolutions of the conference which will be forwarded to the home ministry for implementation and necessary action.