But the headline of the PM's address has become his question to his staff which was mistakenly broadcast - "theek hai (alright?)" he is heard asking.
A new surge of anger cascaded online. At 1.30 pm, more than three trending topics were on the PM's gaffe - #theekhai, #meekhai, #bheekhai as well as Manmohan. At 2:40 pm, #theekhai was trending worldwide.
Prakash Sharma (@Prakash_Sharma) tweeted, "No Mr Prime Minister it is no longer#TheekHai. We are done with this status quo, chalta hai attitude."
Dr Manmohan Singh's short speech was delivered as the government is being slammed for failing to connect with a country seeking reassurance that its women will be protected and that laws will be changed to provide tougher punishment for sexual crimes.