An "impregnable" air defence system in the sky and about 6,000 security personnel, from paramilitary commandos to police sharpshooters, on the ground will be deployed to guard heads of state and government who will be present at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace, Monday evening to attend the open-air oath-taking ceremony of the new Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday said the present situation of the head of government was the "root cause of all maladies" afflicting the country these days.
Teargas shells were lobbed and water cannons used at protesters at India Gate agitating against the gangrape of a young girl here on Sunday as they marched towards Raisina Hills, hours after police evacuated demonstrators from there and Sonia Gandhi`s residence.
The otherwise sleepy Raisina Hill was on Saturday night abuzz with activity with a large number of youths shouting slogans against government and holding candlelight vigil to protest the gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl.
Amid the massive protests in the capital city to demand justice for the Delhi gang-rape victim, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde requested the protesters to keep faith in the judiciary and withdraw the protests soon.