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Army moves in quietly to secure India Gate

A DAY after the Mumbai train blasts, a security cover was thrown around Delhi. On Wednesday, two companies of army and a quick reaction team (QRT) were deployed at the India Gate. These are apart from the Delhi Police and the paramilitary troops on guard at the place.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2006 13:25 IST

A DAY after the Mumbai train blasts, a security cover was thrown around Delhi. On Wednesday, two companies of army and a quick reaction team (QRT) were deployed at the India Gate. These are apart from the Delhi Police and the paramilitary troops on guard at the place.

So is there a direct threat to the Capital? Sources said that immediately after the blasts, when the intelligence agencies sifted through inputs and wireless intercepts of the past couple of months, a few inputs did point to a direct threat to vital installations in Delhi. Also, since the threat perception was so high after 11/7, no chances could be taken.

However, officers of the intelligence agencies denied that there was any specific threat input regarding New Delhi. Jawans patrolling the India Gate told HT that they had been deployed in the entire periphery bordering the lawns.

"Two companies and a QRT have been positioned," said an army officer. "We've been directed to patrol the entire place and are coordinating with other agencies."