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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from Red Fort in Delhi to mark the 71st Independence Day of India. Read the live coverage of timeline updates of the entire event only on NYOOOZ.

Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, as he delivered his famous speech on the midnight of August

1947 - 1956 : Here's what happened during India's first 10 Independent Years

Flashback 1947
Before you change your display picture with tricolor and get busy in forwarding Happy Independence Day messages, let's learn about India's victory over British monarchy and how the first ten years of Independence changed India forever. Come along with NYOOOZ to a journey of Independent India.

Dr. Zakir Hussain becomes India's first's Muslim's president

1967 - 1976 : Defense prowess: India gave bloody nose to China and Pakistan, become world’s 6th nuclear power

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1967 to 1976 - A decade dedicated to Indian defense. In this phase, India became the World’s sixth Nuclear country, conducted its first atomic bomb test and also established Bharat dynamics Limited to develop weapons. Most importantly, India won the war from Pakistan and also defeated the Chinese forces in 1967 battle. While defense achieved milestones, Indian sports played its cards and won the first Gold medal in Paralympics, Indian cricket team won the first Test Series overseas and also won Men’s Hockey World cup.

Emergency ended, India again saw the light of Democracy

1977 - 1986 : India stood up after dark era of ‘Emergency’

“1977-86 decade brought litmus test for India’s democracy. It was the time when India had to stand up after the dark-phase of emergency. During this period, India had seen its first non Congress government. Also the nation witnessed devil of terrorism in Punjab which caused killing of Prime Minister Indira Gandh. The nation also saw brutal 1984 Sikh riots.”

MG Ramachandran dies after Prolonged illness

1987 - 1996 : From Rajiv Gandhi's assassination to Economic liberalisation of India

A decade that changed India. Economic liberalization in India with Manmohan Singh as the architect and India’s first internet service started by VSNL.This is also the time when God of Cricket arrived on the scene and Leander Paes gave India its first Olympic medal in 44 years. Although, their had been tragedies like Rajiv Gandhi’s Assassination, the Bombay bomb blasts and the demolition of Babri Masjid that rocked India.

K. R. Narayanan was elected to the Presidency of India

1997 - 2006 : India defeated Pakistan in the brutal Kargil War of 1999.

Ten years is a long time and many significant events have occurred between 97-06 but the battle of Kargil has to one of the most important events, the war went on for two months where many lives were lost but eventually, Indian forces emerged victorious and Pakistani intruders were completely evicted.