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India Celebrates 70 Years of Independence

India | News18 | August 16, 2017, 11:10 am
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 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the nation’s 71st Independence Day, from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the nation’s 71st Independence Day, from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd gathered to celebrate the nation’s 71st Independence Day, from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the crowd gathered to celebrate the nation’s 71st Independence Day, from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the children dressed as Lord Krishna after addressing the Nation from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi on the occasion of 71st Independence Day on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with the children dressed as Lord Krishna after addressing the Nation from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi on the occasion of 71st Independence Day on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Police personnel fire in the air during Independence Day celebration at Motilal Nehru Stadium in Bhopal on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Police personnel fire in the air during Independence Day celebration at Motilal Nehru Stadium in Bhopal on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee taking salute of the parade during the 71st Independence Day function at Red Road in Kolkata on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee taking salute of the parade during the 71st Independence Day function at Red Road in Kolkata on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reviews parade during Independence Day celebrations at Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reviews parade during Independence Day celebrations at Chhatrasal Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Jammu: School children perform during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at Mini Stadium in Jammu on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Jammu: School children perform during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at Mini Stadium in Jammu on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Jammu: School children perform during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at Mini Stadium in Jammu on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Jammu: School children perform during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at Mini Stadium in Jammu on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 New Delhi: President Ramnath Kovind with Army Chief Gen Bipin Singh Rawat and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba pay homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of 71st Independence Day in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: President Ramnath Kovind with Army Chief Gen Bipin Singh Rawat and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba pay homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of 71st Independence Day in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 New Delhi: A group of youngsters celebrate at Rajpath on the occasion of 71st Independence Day in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: A group of youngsters celebrate at Rajpath on the occasion of 71st Independence Day in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Moradabad: Muslim children hold the tricolour flag during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at a madrasa in Moradabad on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Moradabad: Muslim children hold the tricolour flag during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at a madrasa in Moradabad on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Gurugram: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar honoring freedom fighters' family members at a function at Tau Devi Lal Stadium to celebrate 71st Independence Day, in Gurugram on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Gurugram: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar honoring freedom fighters' family members at a function at Tau Devi Lal Stadium to celebrate 71st Independence Day, in Gurugram on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 New Delhi: Muslim children hold tricolor flags during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at the Congress headquarters, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: Muslim children hold tricolor flags during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at the Congress headquarters, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Guwahati: Personnel of BSF, Guwahati Frontier, dance and hold aloft the Indian flag during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at the Veterinary College Playground in Guwahati on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Guwahati: Personnel of BSF, Guwahati Frontier, dance and hold aloft the Indian flag during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at the Veterinary College Playground in Guwahati on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao reviewing parade during the celebrations on the occasion of 71st Independence Day, in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao reviewing parade during the celebrations on the occasion of 71st Independence Day, in Hyderabad on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Ahmedabad: People from the Muslim community release tricolour balloons during 71st Independence Day celebrations in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Ahmedabad: People from the Muslim community release tricolour balloons during 71st Independence Day celebrations in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Gurdaspur: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh receives a bouquet from a group of girl students during Independence Day celebrations, in Gurdaspur on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Gurdaspur: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh receives a bouquet from a group of girl students during Independence Day celebrations, in Gurdaspur on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Dharmanagar: Tripura state women police personnel take a selfie during 71st Independence Day celebrations, in Dharmanagar on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Dharmanagar: Tripura state women police personnel take a selfie during 71st Independence Day celebrations, in Dharmanagar on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Bengaluru: Children carry posters of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose during the celebrations on the occasion of 71st Independence day at Parade Ground in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Bengaluru: Children carry posters of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose during the celebrations on the occasion of 71st Independence day at Parade Ground in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Bengaluru: Children carry posters of various freedom fighters during the celebrations on the occasion of 71st Independence day at Parade Ground in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Bengaluru: Children carry posters of various freedom fighters during the celebrations on the occasion of 71st Independence day at Parade Ground in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Mumbai: Students from Anjuman Islam College take a selfie on the occasion of Independence Day, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

Mumbai: Students from Anjuman Islam College take a selfie on the occasion of Independence Day, in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 South Dinajpur: Woman constables of BSF and Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) greet each other on the occasion of India's 71st Independence Day at the Border check-post in Hili in South Dinajpur on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

South Dinajpur: Woman constables of BSF and Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) greet each other on the occasion of India's 71st Independence Day at the Border check-post in Hili in South Dinajpur on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 Srinagar: A member of the daredevil team of Jammu and Kashmir Police displays skills during an Independence Day parade in Srinagar, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Image: AP)

Srinagar: A member of the daredevil team of Jammu and Kashmir Police displays skills during an Independence Day parade in Srinagar, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Srinagar: Members of the daredevil team of Jammu and Kashmir Police perform acrobatic skills during an Independence Day parade in Srinagar, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Image: AP)

Srinagar: Members of the daredevil team of Jammu and Kashmir Police perform acrobatic skills during an Independence Day parade in Srinagar, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Hyderabad: A Muslim woman carries her son dressed in tricolor during Independence Day celebrations in Hyderabad, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Image: PTI)

Hyderabad: A Muslim woman carries her son dressed in tricolor during Independence Day celebrations in Hyderabad, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (Image: PTI)

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 New Delhi: Youngsters in the old quarters of Delhi, flying kites on the occasion of 71st India's Independence Day on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: Youngsters in the old quarters of Delhi, flying kites on the occasion of 71st India's Independence Day on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

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 New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah and Congress President Sonia Gandhi with other dignitaries during the 71st Independence Day celebration at Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)

New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah and Congress President Sonia Gandhi with other dignitaries during the 71st Independence Day celebration at Red Fort in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)