Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of 70th Independence Day, just ahead of his third address to the nation from the historic Red Fort.

"Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind!," Modi tweeted. 

Modi is scheduled to address the nation from the 17th century Mughal monument where scores of VVIPs are expected to be present. 

They would include senior political figures, diplomats and military personnel besides thousands of civilians including school students. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi here on the occasion of 70th Independence Day.

Modi paid a floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at his memorial here in Rajghat.