Independence Day LIVE: Those who give protection to terrorism must be exposed, says PM Modi

Modi speech

New Delhi, August 15: PM Modi addresses the nation as India celebrates 72 years of independence today. PM Modi is speaking from Red Fort in New Delhi.

India has so much to offer. I know people travel to different countries for holidays but can we think of visiting at least 15 tourist destinations in India before 2022, when we mark 75 years of freedom: PM Modi 

Let us further the use of digital payments all over the nation: PM Modi 

Will urge shopkeepers to stop using plastic bags: PM Modi promotes 'lets make India plastic free' 

India will have a Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). This is going to make the forces even more effective: PM Modi 

Those who give protection to terrorism and support it must be exposed. Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka also are affected by terrorism.  All countries in the world need to come together to fight this menace: PM Modi

World is eager to trade with India. We are working to keep prices under check and speed up development. The fundamentals of our economy are strong- PM Modi

Delhi: Let us make local products attractive. May more export hubs emerge. Our guiding principle is 'zero defect, zero effect- PM Modi 

We have decided to invest Rs 100 lakh crore on the country's infrastructure: PM Modi

Delhi: Every effort towards removing corruption and black money is welcome. These are issues that have plagued India for 70 years. Let us always reward honesty: PM Modi

Delhi: Population explosion in the country will create various problems for the coming generations. Those who follow the policy of small family also contribute to the development of the nation, it is also a form of patriotism- PM Modi

Delhi: It is unfortunate, however, that a lot of people lack access to water even after 70 years of Independence. Work on the Jal Jeevan Mission will continue with great enthusiasm in the years to come- PM Modi

Delhi: Those who supported Article 370, India is questioning them, If this was so important then why was this Article not made permanent?  After all, those people had huge mandates and could have easily removed its temporary status- PM Modi

Delhi: The old system in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh led to corruption, nepotism but there was injustice when it came to rights of women, children, Dalits, tribal communities- PM Modi

Delhi: We do not believe in creating problems or dragging them. In less than 70 days of our new Government, Article 370 was revoked, and in both Houses of Parliament, 2/3rd of the members supported this move- PM Modi

Delhi: Before the elections in 2013-2014 I went all over the country in order to try to understand the feelings of the people. There was disappointment on everyone's face, people used to think can this country change?- PM Modi

Delhi: The country fully understands the importance of water conservation and that is why a ministry for Jal Shakti has been formed. Steps have been taken to make the medical sector even more people friendly- PM Modi

Delhi: Many of our citizens are suffering due to floods in various parts of the country. We stand in solidarity with those who are affected by the floods- PM Modi

Delhi: The new govt has not completed even 10 weeks, but in this short span of time in every sector we have taken important steps. Article370 and 35A being revoked is a step towards realizing the dream of Sardar Patel- PM Modi

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unfurls the tricolour at Red Fort.

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the Guard of Honour at the Red Fort. He will address the nation shortly.  

Delhi: Visitors, performers and jawans gather at the Red Fort ahead of Independence Day celebrations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation shortly, from here. 

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