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Indians celebrate independence day

Manmohan Singh used his Independence Day speech on August 15 to promise to improve conditions for foreign investment in the country after a sharp downturn in economic growth

Indians celebrate independence day
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives to deliver his speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on India's 66th Independence Day in New Delhi on August 15, 2012. Manmohan Singh used his Independence Day speech to promise to improve conditions for foreign investment in the country after a sharp downturn in economic growth. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indians celebrate independence day
Birds fly past the Indian national flag on the ocassion of the 66th Independence Day at the Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2012. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh used his Independence Day speech on August 15 to promise to improve conditions for foreign investment in the country after a sharp downturn in economic growth. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indians celebrate independence day
Indian school-children celebrate India's 66th Independence Day at the Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2012. Manmohan Singh used his Independence Day speech to promise to improve conditions for foreign investment in the country after a sharp downturn in economic growth. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indians celebrate independence day
Congress-led UPA government chairperson Sonia Gandhi arrives at the Red Fort to attend India Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2012. Manmohan Singh used his Independence Day speech to promise to improve conditions for foreign investment in the country after a sharp downturn in economic growth. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indians celebrate independence day
Indian Defence Minister A. K. Antony (2R) welcomes Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (3L) on India's 66th Independence Day on his arrival at the Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2012. Manmohan Singh used his Independence Day speech to promise to improve conditions for foreign investment in the country after a sharp downturn in economic growth. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indians celebrate independence day
Delhi policemen wait for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to form a guard of honour on India's 66th Independence Day at the Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2012. Manmohan Singh used his Independence Day speech to promise to improve conditions for foreign investment in the country after a sharp downturn in economic growth. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indians celebrate independence day
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives to deliver his speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on India's 66th Independence Day in New Delhi on August 15, 2012. Manmohan Singh used his Independence Day speech to promise to improve conditions for foreign investment in the country after a sharp downturn in economic growth. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indians celebrate independence day
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives to deliver his speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort on India's 66th Independence Day in New Delhi on August 15, 2012. Manmohan Singh used his Independence Day speech to promise to improve conditions for foreign investment in the country after a sharp downturn in economic growth. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indians celebrate independence day
Indian school children wave as the Indian Prime Minister's convoy leaves on the ocassion of the 66th Independence Day at the Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2012. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh used his Independence Day speech on August 15 to promise to improve conditions for foreign investment in the country after a sharp downturn in economic growth. (AFP/Getty Images)
Indians celebrate independence day
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh delivers his speech (lower R below flag) on the ocassion of the 66th Independence Day at the Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2012. Manmohan Singh used his Independence Day speech on August 15 to promise to improve conditions for foreign investment in the country after a sharp downturn in economic growth. (AFP/Getty Images)