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
President Ram Nath Kovind paid tributes to the 'martyrs of Galwan Valley' in his speech on Independence Day eve. He also lauded the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya as 'a moment of pride for all'.
All eyes will be on what Prime Minister Narendra Modi says as his August 15 addresses have often been marked by big announcements, his government's achievements and bringing to people's attention what he believes to be the major challenges facing the country.
In an advisory, the Home Ministry said COVID-19 warriors like doctors, health and sanitation workers should be invited in the ceremony as a recognition of their noble service in the fight against