PRESCRIPTION FOR GROWTH: India's national security is at risk, the prime minister warned, unless urgent steps are taken to boost economic growth, attract new investment in infrastructure and legislate against corruption.

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS: The government has set ambitious targets to develop roads, airports, railways, electricity generation and coal production for which it would seek help from private companies, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.

LIGHTS OUT: Singh's speech marking the 65th anniversary of India's independence from British rule comes after large parts of India's power grid collapsed over two days last month, leaving hundreds of millions without electricity.