Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people on the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day.

"Independence Day greetings to the people of India. Jai Hind!" Modi said in a tweet.

Modi reached Rajghat and paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

Modi shall unfurl the national flag at the Red Fort to mark the Independence Day. This will be his fifth speech at the 17th-century monument since he became the Prime Minister.

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