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I-Day: Delhi air space being monitored
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 11
Security agencies in Delhi today began, monitoring the air space in and around the capital and have set up a cell to watch the security situation to prevent any untoward incidents in view of coming Independence Day celebrations.

The monitoring began following a wireless intercept of a possible suicide attack by Lashkar-e-Toiba members in the Capital and Jammu and Kashmir during the Independence Day celebrations.

Sources said taking note of the possible use of unmanned aerial vehicle by militants to launch a strike, air space upto 300 nautical miles around the national Capital was also being monitored from today.

Radars in configuration with the anti-aircraft guns had been placed on strategic locations to shoot down any aerial object flying without permission, the sources said.

Security agencies have already started sanitizing the area around the Red Fort where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will unfurl the National Flag and address the nation. Strict vigil was being maintained at the guest houses. 
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