Stringent Security Across
As Republic Day Celebrations Kick Off Amid Terrorism Alert
NEW DELHI (AP) - Paramilitary soldiers and police set up road blocks and snipers took positions atop government buildings as hundreds of thousands of people turned out to celebrate 's national day Tuesday.
Last week, the Indian government put its airports on high alert amid reports that al-Qaida-linked militants planned to hijack a plane. Security has also been tightened at all major government telecommunications and power installations, police said.http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/26/ap/asia/main6142056.shtml