India celebrates 75 years of independence (PHOTOS)

India celebrated its 75th independence anniversary today (15).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering a speech from the historic Red Fort in New Delhi.

The “Jewel in the Crown” of the British Empire India gained independence in 1947 after two centuries of colonial occupation and exploitation.

When the British left, the Indian subcontinent split into two.

That is, the area where the majority of Hindus lived was called India and the area where most of the Muslim people lived was called Pakistan.

People carry the Indian national flag as they celebrate ahead of country
Indian Railway Protection Force
A roadside vendor carrying a child sells Indian flags
School children colourfully attired as they take part in the cultural event on the eve of 75th years of India
India independence day
School students line up for a programme
Uttar Pradesh state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Indian army soldiers display their skills
Taxi driver Dhananjay Chakraborty