Delhi has been put on high alert after Intelligence Bureau warned of a possible terror attack by dreaded terror outfit Islamic State (ISIS) on the occasion of Republic Day, a report said on Thursday. According to 'CNN-IBN' report, the Islamic State may try to target the national capital on January 26, when nation will be celebrating its 67th Republic Day. Importantly, France President Francois Hollande is scheduled to attend the Republic Day celebrations at the majestic Rajpath as the 'chief guest'.
The security agency has warned that the terror group, which has spread mayhem in many parts of the world, is most likely to make an attempt to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hollande. In view of the threats from terrorist outfits, a tight security has been put across the national capital region. A total of 10,000 paramilitary personnel, in addition to 80,000-strong Delhi Police, will be on the job in the national capital to ensure greater security to VVIPs.
Last year, the United States President Barack Obama was invited as the chief guest on the Republic Day. Obama had come along with First Lady Michelle Obama.