India's 47th Independence Day celebrations held on Aug. 15 started with a flag raising
ceremony at the Indian Embassy. A guard of honour was presented by a section of the
4 JAK Rif Jawans and the battalion's band played the National Anthem.
Ambassador Bhandari then read a message from the President of India HE Dr. Shankar
Dayal Sharma paying tributes to the nearly 2,000 members of India's contingent to