Top 10 security updates for the G-20 Summit, including anti-drone systems and bullet-proof limousines.

India, currently holding the presidency of the G-20, is preparing to host the G-20 Summit at Pragati Maidan on September 9 and 10. A range of stringent security measures has been implemented to ensure the safety of this high-profile event.

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Here is a detailed look at the security arrangements for the G-20 Summit:

1.Over 130,000 security personnel have been stationed in Delhi, as reported by Reuters, to oversee the security of the G-20 summit scheduled for September 9 and 10.

2.Approximately 45,000 personnel from the Delhi Police and central forces will be dressed in blue formal attire (not khaki) during the event. Among them are commandos who will serve as personal security officers for safeguarding the visiting dignitaries.

3.The Indian Air Force (IAF) has established a specialized Operations Direction Centre (ODC) to coordinate various aspects of security arrangements in collaboration with relevant security agencies, according to PTI.

4.An IAF official stated, “We are taking every possible measure to ensure full-proof security for the G-20 Summit. We are deploying assets to deal with all sorts of threats, including slow-moving targets to high-speed ones.”

5.A combination of the Indian military, air force, Delhi police, and paramilitary forces will deploy anti-drone systems to counter aerial threats, while 400 firefighters will remain on standby.

6.The Indian government has leased 20 bulletproof limousines at a cost of approximately ₹18 crore for the transportation of world leaders. Other countries have been requested to be “rational” regarding the number of vehicles and personnel they bring, with no specific restrictions imposed.

7.Security control rooms are being established at Pragati Maidan, and special arrangements are being made at prominent hotels like the ITC Maurya, where US President Joe Biden will be accommodated.

8.The Delhi Police conducted a full dress rehearsal for the G-20 by escorting convoys from different parts of the city. Additionally, a special G-20 virtual help desk has been set up to provide route suggestions for commuters traveling to and from airports, railway stations, and bus terminals.

9.Outside the venue at Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan, where the G-20 Summit is slated to take place, 1,500 Delhi Police personnel will be deployed.

10.Delhi Special Commissioner of Police Madhup Tiwari stated, “Delhi Police staff deployed for the G-20 Summit have been given micro-level training. They have been repeatedly briefed about their duties, and rehearsals are being conducted continuously,” as reported by ANI.

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