To prevent any disaster and safeguard it from the terrorists on important occasions like Independence Day and Republic Day, there is tight security. The Delhi Police and other military personnel are given very strict instructions to keep an eye on the neighbourhoods near the fort. Also, near the fort, special and high command of security guards and sharpshooters are deployed. During any important celebrations at the fort, the area is restricted for also any aircrafts. In order to prevent any air attacks, also for the emergencies to safe guard the Prime minister and other dignitaries, there are safe houses near the fort.
In December 2000, this fort was the main site for a terrorist attack by Lakshkar-E-Toiba members. There were 2 soldiers and a civilian as casualties who were been killed.