India celebrates its 70th Independence Day on 15 August 2016. The country became independent from British colonialism on this day in 1947. The day is celebrated with great fervour across every state of the country.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to his twitter handle to wish the citizens.
स्वतंत्रता दिवस की शुभकामनाएं। जय हिंद।Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind! #IndiaIndependenceDay
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 15, 2016