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From Iconic Red Fort, PM pledges to build New India by 2022, when independent India turns 75.

Aug 15th, 2017 8:41 am | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his vision for a “New India” in his Independence Day speech from Delhi’s iconic Red Fort today, pledging to build it by 2022, when independent India turns 75. Early in his speech, his shortest in four years at 54 minutes, PM Modi mourned the tragic death of children at a Gorakhpur hospital in the past week and for the lives lost in floods.

India is capable of thwarting any challenge to its security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, praising the country’s security forces for “sacrificing their lives to protect this land”.

Modi made the comments in his Independence Day speech that he delivered from the ramparts of the Red Fort. The PM also brought up last year’s ‘surgical strikes’ which, he said, made the “entire world acknowledge our power”.

His remarks come against the backdrop of a tense stand-off with China near Sikkim and heightened hostilities with Pakistan along the Line of Control in Kashmir.

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