Indian expats in UAE celebrate Independence Day

Youths wear masks as they march on a street in Islamabad

Youths wear masks as they march on a street in Islamabad

Pakistan celebrated their 70th Independence day by putting up lights across the Lahore.

Priti Patel met with India prime minister Narendra Modi earlier this year.

Since 15 August is the true independence day of both the nations, one prays that the two neighbouring countries work towards respect and peace, not violence.

The Indian subcontinent achieved independence from the 200 year of British Rule on the intervening night of 14 and 15 August, 1947. Ambassador then raised the National flag to the mesmerising tone of the national anthem. Twenty-one gun shots are fired in honour of the solemn occasion. During the week of Independence Day, roads and pillars and posts are usually decorated with the National Flags, and buildings that hold great importance are usually illuminated on this day.

In Cardiff, first minister Carwyn Jones joined the celebrations at Cardiff Castle, where, for the first time, a foreign country's flag was hoisted.

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Each and every Indian celebrate his/her freedom in their own way such as decorating their places of celebration, raising National Flag, march past, watching favourite movies, dancing in the streets, singing National Anthem or patriotic songs or participating in many social activities organized at public places. The greetings' headline read "15 August, Happy Independence Day". It is also on this special day that the Prime Minister and other highly ranked politicians talk to the citizens about the country's laws, legacy, and the future prospects that it has in store.

The President's speech will be telecast by Doordarshan from 7 pm IST in English, followed by its Hindi version. On the eve of Indepedence day, the president of India addresses nation via television.

And in recent times, the relationship between the two nations has turned sour amid continuous ceasefire violations and terror attacks from the Pakistani side.

She tweeted: "On the auspicious occasion of India's Independence day, we will grant medical visa in all bonafide cases pending with us". National anthem was played on the occasion. In this photo Pakistan airforce pilots demonstrate their skills during an air show to celebrate the 70th Independence Day in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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