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1998 Pokhran nuclear tests: President Kovind praises Vajpayee govt for bold decision

“In 1998, the government took the bold decision to go ahead with the tests and reposition of India on the global stage. The tests of May 1998 were a demonstration of both scientific capacity and political will,” President Kovind said.

Twenty years ago the earth shook and India became a nuclear power

On May 11, 1998, the countdown had been foolproof. India, a Third World nation, had blasted its way into the world’s consciousness, demanding to be heard.


Nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar explains: How Pokhran happened

20 years ago, on May 11, 1998, India carried out nuclear tests. What were the circumstances that led to the tests? What did India gain from them? Could testing have happened at another time?

Pokhran nuclear tests: Two decades later

Over the last two decades, India has more or less achieved the strategic goals that the nuclear tests set their sights on. But the road has not been smooth.

19 years of Pokhran-II tests: Where does Indian nuclear Arsenal stand now

In 1998, India conducted Pokhran-II tests where five nuclear explosives were tested. The tests took place between May 11 and May 13. India has gone on to develop what is called a nuclear triad--nuclear strike capabilities from land, air, sea/undersea.

Rear View: Vajpayee makes a big bang

But the euphoria after Pokhran II lasted only a short while.


US detected Indian nuke test buildup in 1995

The e-mails provide readers with a sense of the difficulty of analysing satellite photographs.

1998 nuke test was 100 per cent success: Kakodkar

Anil Kakodkar said India's 1998 nuclear test was a 'hundred per cent success'.

Pokhran II was a success,insists Naval chief

Chief of Naval Staff,Admiral Sureesh Mehta,said the nuclear tests conducted eleven years ago in Pokhran were adequate.