New Delhi: As the eagerly anticipated G20 summit approaches on September 9 and 10, security agencies in New Delhi are leaving no stone unturned to ensure the safety and smooth functioning of the event. With an array of security measures, including the deployment of National Security Guard (NSG) commandos, army patrols, and advanced AI cameras, authorities are prepared to address potential threats effectively.
The security arrangements extend to both participants and venues, with the safety of summit attendees taking center stage. In a demonstration of readiness, Indian Air Force and Army helicopters are set to conduct continuous patrols, while NSG units are poised to employ anti-drone systems to counter any unforeseen threats. To further bolster the security apparatus, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has assembled a ‘Special 50’ team comprising seasoned personnel experienced in VIP protection.
Notably, a notable contingent of international intelligence agencies, including the CIA from the United States, MI-6 from the United Kingdom, and MSS from China, have already established their presence in Delhi. Their collaboration with local security forces underscores the comprehensive nature of the security arrangements, designed to ensure the well-being of heads of state and their representatives during their stay in the Indian capital.
Hotels across the city have been strategically arranged to accommodate the dignitaries attending the summit. ITC Maurya Sheraton will host US President Joe Biden, while Chinese President Xi Jinping will reside at the Taj Palace Hotel. The Shangri-La Hotel has been designated for UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, while French President Emmanuel Macron will be accommodated at the Clarides Hotel. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s stay is arranged at the Imperial Hotel.
For the duration of the summit, various delegations will find their lodgings in a range of distinguished establishments. The Taj Palace will house both the Chinese and Brazilian delegations, while the Imperial Hotel will welcome the Indonesian and Australian representatives. The Shangri-La Hotel will host the UK and German delegations, while the Hyatt Residency has been reserved for the Italian and Singaporean delegates.