PM Modi lauds soldiers on Independence Day
PM Modi also announced a 20 per cent hike in the pension of freedom fighters
On the occasion of Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked the soldiers who guard India's borders.
In his Independence Day speech from the Red Fort, Modi said India cannot forget the soldiers because of whom we enjoy our freedom.
Loud applause was heard from the audience as the Prime Minister mentioned the soldiers.
He said that his government had approved the long-pending 'One Rank One Pension' scheme and brought happiness to the families of the soldiers.