The Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has changed the way that the Indian politics used to work. He talked about the topics and targets for development and his Central Government is working hard to achieve such results. He doesn’t want to give anyone anything free, rather wants to make Indians capable of achieving whatever they want with their own efficiency. His persona is so charismatic that it’s only been 2 years since he has been the Prime Minister of India and the world’s most prestigious magazine Forbes has ranked PM Modi at No. 9 on its list of world’s most powerful people in 2015. During all this time, PM has made a lot of followers with his charm and promises and his outlook towards India. May it be a 60-year-old citizen or the youth of India, everybody adores him for the way he is leading India and representing it on the world platform. But, the position he is on and the work he is doing has also made him the target of some unsocial elements. He also generated some haters along with millions of followers.
This is the reason that the security forces have advised PM Narendra Modi to address the nation from within a bulletproof enclosure at the Red Fort on this Independence Day. The security agencies and Intelligence departments are making a strong pitch about this to the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
From the past two years, Modi, in his last minute decision, has always decided to do away with the bulletproof enclosure. But this time, the threat perception is “extremely high” and thus, it is being hoped that the PM would not ignore the security warning and will allow this kind of security around him.
If you are thinking that such security warnings are because of the Kashmir conflicts or the continuous cross-border infiltration, then you are partially correct. But there are some additional reasons that had created tension and havoc in the security agencies. The Intelligence department and security agencies have intercepted communication about the use of drones to breach the PM’s security cordon. Also, the ISIS-led terror attacks across the globe are a contributing reason for such decision.
The two inputs about al-Qaida and ISIS planning to target Army and police establishments have already been shared as there is a possibility of coordinated attacks on August 15 and a much higher possibility of a lonewolf attack.
After the Indira Gandhi assassination, it was a trend that the Indian PM on August 15 from Red Fort gives a speech within bulletproof enclosures but this tradition was breached by PM Narendra Modi in 2014. In his first speech as PM of India, he refused for such security arrangement. Due to this reason, the surprised security agencies had to switch to a plan B in which a virtual cover comprising spotters was thrown around in a strategic manner.
Apart from Islamic State and al-Qaida, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and several other splinter groups like Hizbul Mujahideen and Harkat-ul-Jehadi-Islami are also plotting to target Modi.
The decision of Modi to address the nation freely has made the security agencies nervous back then in 2014 and thus, the peripheral security was arranged by trained commandos. This time also, a total of at least 5,000 men of SPG, IB, paramilitary forces and Delhi Police will secure the area covering the Red Fort alone, and drones will keep an eye on the sky.
The security arrangements are tight and we hope that nothing ever happens to our dear Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But the level of tensions will surely rise till August 15, and as a citizen of India, I personally request you all to keep your eyes open and notify the security agencies in case if you find anything fishy or any suspicious things happening around you.