At LOC or LAC, those who challenged India have been given a befitting reply, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from Delhi's historic Red Fort on its 74th Independence Day today on August 15.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 15:59

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from Delhi's historic Red Fort on its 74th Independence Day today. Special arrangements had been made at the Red Fort in the national capital to mark this years Independence Day. Only invited guests were granted entry, with special seating arrangements and all safety protocols have been put in place keeping the COVID-19 crisis in mind.

The government, has pressed for all states to make the “best possible use of technology” for this year’s Independence Day celebrations to avoid large-scale gathering. The ministry advised to follow certain preventive measures such as maintaining social distancing, wearing masks and sanitisation.

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PM Narendra Modi concludes his Independence Day speech.

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Respect for India's sovereignty is supreme for us. What India can do, world has seen it in Ladakh: PM Modi.

15 August 2020, 09:01 AM

Today, neighbours are not only those with whom we share our geographical boundaries but also those with whom our hearts meet: PM Modi

15 August 2020, 08:55 AM

Our border and coastal infrastructure also play a big role in the security of the country. Be it the Himalayan peaks or the islands in the Indian Ocean, today there is an unprecedented expansion of road and internet connectivity in the country: PM Modi

15 August 2020, 08:53 AM

Those who challenge India's sovereignty, be it at LOC or LAC, have been given a befitting reply in their own language: PM Modi

15 August 2020, 08:52 AM

PM Modi talks about India's roadmap on bringing coronavirus vaccine to all Indians in shortest possible time. "Our roadmap to bring corona vaccine to all Indians in shortest possible time is ready. Three corona vaccines are in various stages of trial in India; large-scale production will begin once we get nod from scientists," he said.

15 August 2020, 08:48 AM

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15 August 2020, 08:47 AM

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15 August 2020, 08:40 AM

On the National Education Policy, PM Modi said, "Education has a key role in the making of Aatmanirbhar, modern, new and prosperous India. So, we have brought the new education policy after three decades that has been welcomed throughout the country, which instils new confidence. It will equip kids for global competition."

15 August 2020, 08:38 AM

"From working in coal mines to flying fighter planes," PM Modi praises Indian women in the development of the country. 

15 August 2020, 08:36 AM

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15 August 2020, 08:35 AM

PM Modi announces the National Digital Health Mission claiming it will bring a new revolution in India's health sector. "Your every test, every disease, for which doctor gives you medicine, your reports, all this information will be contained in this one health ID", says PM Modi 

15 August 2020, 08:28 AM

Before 2014, only 5 dozen panchayats in the country were connected with optical fiber. In the last five years, 1.5 lakh gram panchayats in the country have been connected. As many as 6 lakh villages will get Optical Fibre network: PM Modi

15 August 2020, 08:24 AM

I agree that there are lakhs of challenges for aatmanirbhar Bharat and they increase as there is global competitiveness. However, if there are lakhs of challenges then the country also has the power which gives crores of solutions: PM Modi

15 August 2020, 08:22 AM

Education is of great importance in building aatmanirbhar Bharat, in building a modern India, in building new India, in building a prosperous India. With this thinking, the country has got a new national education policy: PM Modi

15 August 2020, 08:19 AM

FDI inflows have risen by 18 per cent in past year: PM Modi from Red Fort

15 August 2020, 08:17 AM

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15 August 2020, 08:15 AM

The first priority of aatmanirbhar Bharat is to make faremers self-reliant farmers: PM Modi from Red Fort

15 August 2020, 08:13 AM

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15 August 2020, 08:07 AM

Today, many big companies of the world are turning to India. We have to go ahead with the mantra of Make in India as well as Make for World: PM Modi from Red Fort

15 August 2020, 08:01 AM

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15 August 2020, 07:59 AM

PM Modi expresses confidence that measures like opening up the SPACE sector, will generate many new employment opportunities for our youth and provide further avenues to hone their skills and potential.

15 August 2020, 07:57 AM

India has always believed that the entire world is one family. While we focus on economic growth and development, humanity must retain a central role in this process and our journey: PM Modi

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15 August 2020, 07:52 AM

I am confident that India will realize this dream. I am confident of the abilities, confidence and potential of my fellow Indians. Once we decide to do something, we do not rest till we achieve that goal: PM Modi

15 August 2020, 07:45 AM

We are going through a unique situation because of coronavirus pandemic and we must no forget to hail the 'corona warriors': PM Modi

15 August 2020, 07:43 AM

PM Modi pays condolences to the people in parts of the country facing natural calamities and disasters and reassures full support in this hour of need.

15 August 2020, 07:42 AM

PM Modi begins address by paying homage to the contributions of all Indians who won us our Independence and all members of the armed forces and personnel who guard our independence and keep us safe.

15 August 2020, 07:39 AM

PM Modi unfurls the tricolour for the seventh time at Delhi's Red Fort.

Independence day, PM Modi

15 August 2020, 07:35 AM

PM Narendra Modi begins address from Delhi's Red Fort 

15 August 2020, 07:21 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Ref Fort to hoist tricolour.

15 August 2020, 07:13 AM

PM Modi reaches Rajghat, pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

15 August 2020, 07:09 AM

PM Narendra Modi, Chief of Defence Staff and three service chiefs will reach Rajghat shortly.

15 August 2020, 07:04 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Red Fort at around 7 am and where he will be received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar. At around 7.30 am he will unfurl the national flag and deliver the customary address to the nation from the ramparts of the iconic monument.

15 August 2020, 07:01 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishes the nation on Independence Day in a tweet, ahead of his speech from the Red Fort. He wrote:

15 August 2020, 06:58 AM

Officials informed that there will be thermal screening for the invitees at all entry points. A thorough sanitisation of the Red Fort premises inside and outside has been being carried out on a regular basis. Also, all invitees have been requested to wear protective masks. An adequate number of masks are also being kept handy for distribution at various points of venue. Similarly, hand sanitisers will be available at pre-defined locations.

15 August 2020, 06:50 AM

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unfurls the tricolour at his official residence in Delhi. 

15 August 2020, 06:49 AM

Around 4,000 personnel hiave been deployed on security duty. Over 1,500 people who recovered from COVID-19, will be attending the function as a symbol of the citizens` determination to fight the pandemic. 


15 August 2020, 06:46 AM

This year, about 20 per cent VVIPs or other participants will be able to witness Prime Minister Narendra Modi national address from the historic Red Fort. The arrangements have been made keeping in view social distancing norms.