India celebrates 67th Independence Day

Aug 13, 2013, 19:46 PM IST
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Policemen stand guard as the area near the India Gate monument is draped with colors of the Indian flag ahead of Independence Day in New Delhi.

Policemen stand guard as the area near the India Gate monument is draped with colors of the Indian flag ahead of Independence Day in New Delhi.

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Two Indian policemen discuss security arrangements as municipal workers leave after cleaning the area, as the area near the India Gate monument is draped with colors of the Indian flag ahead of Independence Day in New Delhi.

Two Indian policemen discuss security arrangements as municipal workers leave after cleaning the area, as the area near the India Gate monument is draped with colors of the Indian flag ahead of Independence Day in New Delhi.

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Commuters ride past a school building where colors of the Indian flag are displayed on the eve of Independence Day in Ahmadabad.

Commuters ride past a school building where colors of the Indian flag are displayed on the eve of Independence Day in Ahmadabad.

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Indian security men guard the India Gate monument on the eve of Independence Day in New Delhi.

Indian security men guard the India Gate monument on the eve of Independence Day in New Delhi.

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Indian policemen guard the India Gate monument, draped with colors of the Indian flag on the eve of Independence Day in New Delhi.

Indian policemen guard the India Gate monument, draped with colors of the Indian flag on the eve of Independence Day in New Delhi.

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Pakistan troops, right, give sweet to their Indian counterparts on the occasion of Pakistan`s Independence Day at Wagah border in Pakistan.

Pakistan troops, right, give sweet to their Indian counterparts on the occasion of Pakistan`s Independence Day at Wagah border in Pakistan.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort to celebrate Independence Day, in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort to celebrate Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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An Indian soldier stands guard at the Red Fort before Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives to address the nation on Independence Day, in New Delhi.

An Indian soldier stands guard at the Red Fort before Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives to address the nation on Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inspects a guard of honor as he reaches the Red Fort to celebrate Independence Day, in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inspects a guard of honor as he reaches the Red Fort to celebrate Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort to celebrate Independence Day, in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addresses the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort to celebrate Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves the Red Fort after addressing the nation to celebrate India`s Independence Day, in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves the Red Fort after addressing the nation to celebrate India`s Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, waves before leaving the Red Fort after addressing the nation to celebrate India`s Independence Day, in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, waves before leaving the Red Fort after addressing the nation to celebrate India`s Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, talks to Indian Defense Minister A.K Anthony before leaving the Red Fort after addressing the nation to celebrate India`sIndependence Day, in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, talks to Indian Defense Minister A.K Anthony before leaving the Red Fort after addressing the nation to celebrate India`sIndependence Day, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unfurls the Indian tricolor from the ramparts of Red Fort to celebrate Independence Day, in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unfurls the Indian tricolor from the ramparts of Red Fort to celebrate Independence Day, in New Delhi.

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Congress party Vice president Rahul Gandhi sings the national anthem with other party leaders during a flag hoisting ceremony at the party headquarters to mark Independence Day in New Delhi.

Congress party Vice president Rahul Gandhi sings the national anthem with other party leaders during a flag hoisting ceremony at the party headquarters to mark Independence Day in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Congress party leaders greet party President Sonia Gandhi as she arrives for a flag hoisting ceremony at the party headquarters to mark Independence Day in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Congress party leaders greet party President Sonia Gandhi as she arrives for a flag hoisting ceremony at the party headquarters to mark Independence Day in New Delhi.

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Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi stands at attention before hoisting the national flag at the party headquarters to mark Independence Day in New Delhi.

Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi stands at attention before hoisting the national flag at the party headquarters to mark Independence Day in New Delhi.

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Jammu and Kashmir State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hoists an Indian flag during India`s Independence Day celebrations in Srinagar.

Jammu and Kashmir State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hoists an Indian flag during India`s Independence Day celebrations in Srinagar.

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An Indian army officer performs a stunt on a motorcycle during a function to mark India`s Independence Day in Bangalore.

An Indian army officer performs a stunt on a motorcycle during a function to mark India`s Independence Day in Bangalore.

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A group of Indian army personnel perform on motorcycles during a function to mark India`s Independence Day in Bangalore.

A group of Indian army personnel perform on motorcycles during a function to mark India`s Independence Day in Bangalore.

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An Indian army officer drives through a burning ring during a function to mark India`s Independence Day in Bangalore.

An Indian army officer drives through a burning ring during a function to mark India`s Independence Day in Bangalore.

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An Indian school student dressed in military attire takes the salute as he performs with others during a function to mark India`s Independence Day in Bangalore.

An Indian school student dressed in military attire takes the salute as he performs with others during a function to mark India`s Independence Day in Bangalore.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and others, from second right, Delhi state Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Defense Minister A.K. Antony, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, salute during a flag hoisting ceremony at the Congress party headquarters to mark Independence Day in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and others, from second right, Delhi state Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Defense Minister A.K. Antony, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Congress party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, salute during a flag hoisting ceremony at the Congress party headquarters to mark Independence Day in New Delhi.

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School children perform during India`s Independence Day celebrations in Hyderabad.

School children perform during India`s Independence Day celebrations in Hyderabad.

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West Bengal state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, center, gestures as she inspects the parade during India`s Independence Day celebrations in Kolkata.

West Bengal state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, center, gestures as she inspects the parade during India`s Independence Day celebrations in Kolkata.

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Andhra Pradesh state police march during India`s Independence Day celebrations in Hyderabad.

Andhra Pradesh state police march during India`s Independence Day celebrations in Hyderabad.

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A student in traditional attire performs during a function to mark India`s Independence Day in Bangalore.

A student in traditional attire performs during a function to mark India`s Independence Day in Bangalore.

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A group of army personnel perform on motorcycles during a function to mark India`s Independence Day in Bangalore.

A group of army personnel perform on motorcycles during a function to mark India`s Independence Day in Bangalore.

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