Friday, 15 August 2014 - 12:57
Prime Minister Modi says India shamed by rape
Narendra Modi said India had been shamed by a recent spate of rapes, as he made his first Independence Day speech as prime minister.
He called on parents to take responsibility for their sons' actions, saying parents must teach their sons the difference between right and wrong.
The capital has been under a blanket of security, with thousands of police and soldiers deployed across the city.
Modi, who led his party to victory in this summer's general election, addressed the nation from the 17th Century Red Fort in Delhi.
Modi also talked about turning India into a manufacturing hub and moving from an import-based economy to an export-driven one.