|Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at India's 75th Independence Day Celebration, August 15. Photo: ANI
In his 82-minute address to the nation, the Indian leader laid out a broad direction for the country's development over the next 25 years. "For the next 25 years we need to focus on the five resolves - developed India, removing every trace of bondage from our mind, taking pride in our glorious heritage, unity, and fulfilling our duties," he said.
On this occasion, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc sent a congratulatory message to Indian President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh sent greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue sent congratulatory messages to Speaker of the Senate Jagdeep Dhankhar and Speaker of the House of Representatives Om Birla. Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son congratulated Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.