A great news this International Tiger Day. The population of tigers in India has increased from 2,226 in 2014 to 2,967 in 2018, according to the tiger census report released by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. PM Modi said that it's a matter of pride for India as we have emerged as one of the biggest and safest habitats in the world for the tigers. "Nine years ago, it was decided in St. Petersburg that the target of doubling the tiger population would be 2022. We in India completed this target four years early," PM Modi said.