Though the PM did not name either country in his Independence day address, his reference to LoC (Line of Control) and LAC (Line of Actual Control) made it obvious that he was talking about Pakistan and China.
"On behalf of the government of the United States of America and the American people, I extend greetings and best wishes to the people of India on your Independence Day," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on India's 74th Independence Day, PM Modi said a roadmap has been prepared to ensure that the Covid vaccine reaches everyone in the country in the shortest possible time with mass production
Sixteen personnel were awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry, three the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 16 were awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the eve of Independence Day.
PM Narendra Modi's 74th Independence Day speech comes amid the coronavirus pandemic, a border standoff with China and a slew of reforms by the government under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.Follow live updates here
As India celebrate the 70th Independence Day, an excerpt from Krishna Sobti's recollections of the first I- Day celebrations in the capital-- “Goron apne gharon ko lauto/ab yeh desh hamara hai, ab yeh raaj hamara hai"