Modi, in address, chides Pakistan and urges Indian unity

August 15, 2016 7:22 AM

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi took aim at supporters of "terrorism" in his Independence Day speech on Monday, 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 that, at 94 minutes, was the longest delivered by the 65-year-old leader.

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