New Delhi under tight security for G20 summit

The Indian capital of New Delhi is under tight security ahead of the Group of 20 summit.

The two-day meeting will kick off on Saturday. The G20 leaders are expected to start arriving in the city from around noon on Friday.

Local media say about 80,000 police officers have been deployed. Security has been tightened around the city center and the airport. Traffic restrictions are also in place.

The area around the India Gate, a famous tourist attraction, has been closed off.

A large billboard featuring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on display near the conference center that will be used as the summit venue.