G-20 Summit Arrangements: A look at the security arrangements for the G-20 summit

New Delhi: As the current G-20 Chair, India is all set to host the G-20 Summit on September 9 and 10 at Pragati Maidan. Various security measures have been put in place like anti-drone systems and bulletproof limousines. Ensure security for high-profile events.

A look at the G-20 security arrangement:

Over 1,30,000 security personnel have been deployed in Delhi as the national capital prepares to host the G20 summit on September 9 and 10, Reuters reported.

About 45,000 personnel of Delhi Police and Central forces will be seen in blue formal dress, not khaki. The 45,000 personnel include commandos who will act as personal security officers to help protect high-profile dignitaries on the ground.

PTI reported that the Indian Air Force has set up a special Operations Direction Center (ODC) to coordinate various aspects of the arrangement with relevant security agencies.

An IAF official said, “We are taking all possible measures to ensure full-proof security for the G20 summit… We will cover everything from slow-moving targets to high-speed targets.” Assets are deployed to deal with the types of threats. ,

The Indian Army, along with the Air Force, Delhi Police and paramilitary forces, will deploy anti-drone systems to fend off aerial threats, while 400 firefighters will remain on standby.

The Government of India has also leased 20 bulletproof limousines at a cost of approximately ₹18 crores to transport world leaders. The government has also asked other countries to be “rational” about the number of cars and personnel without imposing any restrictions.

Security control rooms are being set up at Pragati Maidan and special arrangements are being made in important hotels like ITC Maurya, where US President Joe Biden will be staying.

Delhi Police on Sunday conducted a full dress rehearsal for the G20 through convoys from different parts of the city. A special G-20 virtual help desk has been set up to guide travelers to and from airports, railway stations and bus terminals.

As many as 1,500 Delhi Police personnel will be deployed outside the venue of the G20 summit to be held at the Bharat Mandapam at Pragati Maidan on September 9 and 10.

Delhi Police Special Commissioner Madhup Tiwari told ANI, “Delhi Police personnel deployed for the G20 summit have been given micro-level training. They have been repeatedly briefed about their duties and frequent rehearsals are being conducted.”