25th anniversary of Pokhran-II: India’s journey to become a nuclear power

May 11, 2023

On May 11, 1998, India conducted three nuclear bomb test explosions at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range. Two days later, on May 13, two more bombs were tested.

Codenamed Operation Shakti (literally, “strength”), these tests would display India’s capability to build fission and thermonuclear weapons with yields up to 200 kilotons, helping India enter the highly guarded club of countries with capability to deploy nuclear weapons.…

This data comes from the ChinaPulse.com media intelligence and smart news insights monitoring platform.

Original URL: Click here to visit original article