Modi lashes out at Pakistan ‘lies’


India’s prime minister Narendra Modi took aim at supporters of “terrorism” in his Independence Day speech on Monday (August 15), ratcheting up criticism of Pakistan while avoiding direct mention of month-long protests in Kashmir. Modi also pitched a vision of national unity and progress in his third annual address from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Old Delhi that, at 94 minutes, was the longest delivered by the 65-year-old leader. Yet it was a broadside against Pakistan that left the strongest impression in a speech that otherwise focused on his government’s achievements. “What kind of life is this, inspired…

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