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By NewsGram Staff Writer

A Mirage-2000 fighter jet of Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully landed on the Yamuna Expressway on Thursday. The exercise was a part of trials to use national highways for emergency landings.

“The IAF has been considering the use of national highways for emergency landing by fighter aircrafts,” an IAF official said, as reported by IANS.

The official added that the capability was displayed by the Mirage-2000, which got airborne from a base in ‘central India’.

“The exercise was done in coordination with district administration of Agra and Mathura, and all necessary security preparations were in place”, reported IANS.

As per media reports, a stretch of the Agra-Lucknow expressway in Uttar Pradesh is set to become a road runway for fighter jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF). This will be a first one for military aviation in the country.

Reportedly, IAF will also bear the expenditure of the project.

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WhatsApp Makes Changes in India After Deadly Attacks

The firm said it will also remove the quick forward button placed next to media messages

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India is WhatsApp's largest market. Pixabay

WhatsApp has announced changes for its 200 million users in India following the spread of viral messages via the app that resulted in deadly mob attacks.

India’s government has threatened to take WhatsApp to court, saying “…the medium used for such propagation cannot evade responsibility and accountability.” The information technology ministry said, “If they remain mute spectators they are liable to be treated as abettors and thereafter face consequent legal action.”

Satish Bhaykre, 21, who was beaten by a mob due to a fake WhatsApp text, poses inside his house on the outskirts of Nagpur, India, June 23, 2018.
Satish Bhaykre, 21, who was beaten by a mob due to a fake WhatsApp text, poses inside his house on the outskirts of Nagpur, India, June 23, 2018. (VOA)

The Facebook-owned messaging app said it will limit Indian users’ ability to forward messages, allowing only five contacts at a time to receive them.

The firm said it will also remove the quick forward button placed next to media messages.

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Both moves are designed to make stop the mass forwards that have resulted in the mob attacks.

India is WhatsApp’s largest market. (VOA)

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