Narendra Modi vows on Independence Day to turn India into a developed country within 25 years

Aug 15, 2022

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged in his Independence Day speech to turn poverty-ridden India into a developed country in the next 25 years. He delivered his national address as the country marked 75 years since independence from British rule.

Speaking from New Delhi’s 17th-century Red Fort, Modi said that India will strive for excellence in science and technology, set up industries, attain food and energy security and become a manufacturing hub. While India is expected to grow the fastest among major economies in the current fiscal year, some see India’s deep-seeded social inequalities as a barrier.

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