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Independence Day photos: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses nation from Red Fort

India celebrates its 73rd Independence Day on August 15 this year. See photos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday addressed the nation on the occasion of India's 73rd Independence Day. (Express Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Speaking from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi, PM Narendra Modi said his government has taken key decisions in the first 10 weeks since returning to power to fulfil the aspirations of the people. He cited revocation of provisions of Article 370, as well as the new law on triple talaq. (Express Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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This is PM Narendra Modi's first address since returning to power, and sixth consecutive address. (Express Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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On Jammu and Kashmir, PM Narendra Modi asked, “We neither nurse problems nor keep them pending. Why did those who are supporting Article 370 make it a permanent provision for J&K and kept it a temporary measure.” (Express Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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On 'one nation, one election', Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Discussions should now be held on one nation one election, it is imperative to make the country great. Time has come to take on key challenges head on. One nation, one constitution spirit has become a reality and India is proud of it.” (Express Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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The Prime Minister also said population explosion leads to many difficulties. "We have to be concerned about population explosion. Centre, as well as state govts, should launch schemes to tackle it,” he added. (Express Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Addressing the weather adversities across the country, PM Narendra Modi said many of India's citizens are suffering due to floods in various parts of the country. "We stand in solidarity with those who are affected," he said. (Express Photo: Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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On the occasion of 73rd Independence Day celebrations, a 60ft by 40ft national flag which will be put up between two high rise buildings tomorrow morning at Powai Hiranandani in Mumbai. (Express photo: Pradip Das)

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On the occasion of 73rd Independence Day celebrations, a 60ft by 40ft national flag which will be put up between two high rise buildings tomorrow morning at Powai Hiranandani in Mumbai. (Express photo: Pradip Das)

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An NGO distributes education meterial, sweets and flags to slum children on the eve of Independence Day in Lucknow. (Express photo: Vishal Srivastav)