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Modi sends strong message to China as tensions continue

Indian forces 'gave a befitting reply,' PM says in Independence Day speech

This image from Doordarshan National TV shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation during its 74th Independence Day in New Delhi.

NEW DELHI -- Amid a tense border standoff with China, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the country's armed forces have replied forcefully to those trying to challenge India's sovereignty.

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