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Pokhran Test: How India Fooled CIA and Tested its Nuclear Bombs

Forty Four years ago, India tested successfully its first nuclear missile in Pokhran Rajasthan. Twenty years ago, on 11 May, 1998, India created history by conducting its second set of nuclear tests – Operation Shakti – in the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range. India test fired three nuclear bombs — Shakti I, Shakti II, Shakti III on that day. Two days later, on 13 May, 1998 two other nuclear bombs — Shakti IV and Shakti V were detonated.

Updated : 18 May 2018, 05:07 PM