Interestingly, there are five other nations that also commemorate their independence day on the same date as India.
Back on August 15, 1945, the Korean peninsula achieved liberation from Japan with support from US and Soviet Forces.
Following their liberation from Japanese forces, distinct independent governments emerged in Korea.
On August 15, 1960, the nation achieved complete freedom from France.
The world's sixth smallest country obtained its independence from Germany on August 15, 1866.
On August 15, 1971, the nation attained independence from the United Kingdom.