PM Modi at India's Red Fort

PM Modi inspected the guard of honour following his arrival for India's Independence Day celebrations, which marks the 70th anniversary of the end of British rule, at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi.

PM Modi with children at Red Fort

Prime Minister Modi surrounded by children participating in India's Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi. (AFP)

PM Modi at Red Fort

Prime Minister Modi delivers his speech at the Red Fort in New Delhi. (AFP)

PM Modi at Red Fort

PM Modi addressing the nation at the 70th Independence Day said women in India had to lead a ''pitiable life due to triple talaq".

"The women of this country created a revolution against triple talaq. I admire their courage. I believe India will fully support the women in their struggle," India's Prime Minister declared. (AP)

PM Modi at Red Fort

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PM Modi with children at Red Fort

PM Modi waves to children participating in India's Independence Day celebrations. (AFP)

India's SPG on guard

Special Protection Group (SPG) keep a watch as Prime Minister Modi addresses the nation on India's 70th Independence Day. (AFP)

PM Modi addresses the nation

During his speech at the Red Fort, PM Modi said:"January 1, 2018, will not be an ordinary day, those born in this century will be turning 18." (AFP)

PM Modi inspects guard of honour

PM Modi inspects the guard of honour at the Red Fort in New Delhi. (AFP)

'We are nurturing our youth'

In his speech, the PM Modi said: "We are nurturing our youth to be job creators and not just job seekers."

"The poison of casteism and communalism can never be beneficial for our nation. This is the country of Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi," PM said from the Red Fort. (AFP)

PM Modi arrives at Red Fort

In his speech PM Modi said: Na gaali se samasya sulajhne wali hai, na goli se...samasya suljhegi har Kashmiri ko gale lagane se: PM Modi (We cannot solve the Kashmir problem by exchanging the wrong kind of words, neither with bullets instead we must embrace the people of Kashmir) (AFP)