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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 09, 2019, 06.51 PM (IST)

In last 5 years, we have hit Pakistan 3 times: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Saturday that in the last five years, India has hit Pakistan three times. "Pichle 5 varsho mein, teen baar apni seema ke bahar jaa kar hum logon ne air strike kar kaamyaabi haasil ki hai (We have crossed our borders three times in the last five years and conducted successful air strikes)," Singh said. 

North Korea may be preparing missile or space launch: NPR

North Korea may be preparing for a missile or space launch, US news outlet NPR has reported, based on satellite image analysis of a key facility near Pyongyang.

Modi slams Congress's handling of terror attacks, says India now follows new policy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday again hit out at those seeking proof of India's air strike at Balakot in Pakistan and slammed the previous Congress government for its handling of terror attacks like the one in Mumbai in 2008.

Britain sends Nirav Modi extradition request to UK court: Enforcement Directorate 

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has said the government of United Kingdom has sent an extradition request for fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi to a UK court for further proceeding.

WC Abhinandan-piloted MiG-21 Bison shot down Pak F-16; have electronic evidence: MEA

An Indian Air Force MiG-21 Bison, piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, shot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft and there are eyewitness accounts as well as electronic evidence for it, the Ministry of External Affairs said Saturday.