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Sunday, August 15, 2010 03:12:09 PM, Agencies

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh chanting 'Jai Hind' from the ramparts of Red Fort on the occasion of 64th Independence Day, in Delhi on August 15, 2010.

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New Delhi: Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday became the third Prime Minister to hoist the national flag from the ramparts of Red Fort for the seventh time in a row, after Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.

By hoisting the tricolour this morning, Dr. Singh overtook his predecessor Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who had the honour of unfurling the national flag from the majestic Red Fort six times.

Dr. Singh, who assumed office on May 22 last year for the second consecutive term, already has the distinction of being the third longest serving Prime Minister in the country after Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter Indira.

The historic Mughal monument has seen Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, unfurling the national flag 17 times. He is closely followed by his daughter Indira Gandhi who had the honour of unfurling the flag 16 times.

Dr. Singh, the country’s 14th Prime Minister, first hoisted the tricolour on August 15, 2004, three months after he assumed office.

In his speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Sunday, the Prime Minister made a fresh bid to bring the Maoists to the negotiating table and appealed to them to abjure violence and come forward for talks.

 

"Whatever differences we have with our neighbouring countries, we want to resolve them through discussions. As far as Pakistan is concerned, we expect from them that they would not let their territory be used for acts of terrorism against India," Singh said addressing the nation from the ramparts of the majestic Red Fort.

He said India has been emphasising this in all its discussions with Pakistan.

"If this is not done, we cannot progress far in our dialogue with Pakistan," Singh said.

He underlined that India wants prosperity, peace and harmony in its neighbouring countries.

He also made it clear that India wants to resolve differences with Pakistan through dialogue but much progress cannot be made unless terrorism emanating from its territory ends.

 

 

 

 

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