India has taken a big leap every ten years, Manmohan Singh says

NEW DELHI: India has taken big leaps every ten years since Independence, Manmohan Singh said addressing the nation from the Red Fort on the 67th Independence Day.

Highlighting the achievements of various governments since Independence, Manmohan Singh said India is on the path of progress.

Earlier, Manmohan Singh started his Independence Day speech by paying homage to the Uttarakhand flood victims.

We are saddened by the massive tragedy in Uttarakhand, Prime Minister told the gathering.

The Prime Minister lauded the efforts of armed forces in the relief and rescue operations in Uttarakhand.

We are also deeply pained over the loss of INS Sindhurakshak, Manmohan Singh said referring to the explosion and fire that led to destruction of Navy’s submarine.