"Independence Day greetings to all my fellow Indians..," Modi said in a tweet.

Modi said India's Independence Day is 'no ordinary morning'.

"This is no ordinary morning. This is a morning of hope of the dreams and aspirations of 125 crore Indians," he said in his opening remarks in his speech from the Red Fort.

India celebrates its 69th Independence Day today. The country achieved its independence on August 15, 1947.

 

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