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#TodayinHistory Operation Shakti, when the India Govt under AB Vajpayee, conducts 5 nuclear explosions in 1998 at Pokhran over two days, the second such, after Operation Smiling Buddha in 1974. ImageImage
Of the 5 detonations at Pokhran II, the first was a fusion bomb, while the rest were fission ones. While there were 3 explosions on May 11, 1998, the other two were on May 15. The operation came to be known as Shakti or Pokhran II.
India's nuclear program started way back in 1945, when Homi Jehangir Bhabha, established the TIFR, for harnessing nuclear energy. However post the 1962 War, and death of Bhabha, the program slowed down. Image
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While we celebrate #NationalTechnologyDay, here are some delightful moments that have become history.

12-Sep'96: Indian envoys to UN Prakash Jha & Arundhati Ghose reaffirmed nation's refusal to sign a nuclear test ban treaty. (Observe the body language :-)
Then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's first address to the nation after the successful n-test conducted on 11-May'98, followed by a press statement by the Chief of DRDO Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam who supervised Pokharan-II.

What a proud moment for every Indian!

The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Richard Shelby reacted on "colossal failure of US intelligence in not detecting India's nuclear test".

Media bombard him with uncomfortable questions. 14-May'98 (the next day after the second test in 13May)
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How India fought back when the United States imposed sanctions on India.

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#India #nationaltechnologyday #pokharan #sanctions #Indianeconomy
Though the war between Russia and Ukraine is being fought with weapons, Russia is fighting another war with a different set of weapons. The United States and its allies are in an economic war with Russia with sanctions.

Almost 24 years ago, India faced a similar situation when the United States and its allies imposed sanctions on India.

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११मे #राष्ट्रीयतंत्रज्ञानदिन साजरा करतो ह्या दिवशी भारतीय सैन्य कसोटी शक्ती-1अणु
चाचणीने पोखरण मध्ये यशस्वी केली आणि नॅशनल टेक्नॉलॉजीने हंसा-3 हे भारताचे पहिले स्वदेशी विमानही राष्ट्रीय अंतराळ प्रयोगशाळांनी विकसित केले होते.
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११ मे ११९८ च्या या दिवशी, भारताने राजस्थानच्या पोखरण येथे भारतीय सैन्याच्या कसोटी श्रेणीतील शक्ती-१ अणुचाचणी यशस्वीपणे पार केली. भारताने तांत्रिक यश मिळविले.
तसेच नॅशनल टेक्नॉलॉजीने हंसा-3 हे भारताचे पहिले स्वदेशी विमानही निश्चित केले आहे. हे राष्ट्रीय अंतराळ प्रयोगशाळांनी विकसित केले आहे.
अंतराळ इंजिनिअर (Aerospace Engineer) आणि राष्ट्रपती डॉ. एपीजे अब्दुल कलाम यांच्या नेतृत्वात पोखरणमधील पाच अणु चाचण्यांपैकी ही पहिली होती.
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22 Years back today (11-May-1998), under leadership of late PM Sh. AB Vajpayee, India re-assured position as #NuclearPower by stunning series of nuclear test in #Pokharan (II).Precisely, 3 test (Shakti-1,2,3) on 11th & 2 test (Shakti-4,5) on 13-May. Feat stunned the world. Cont..
Interesting facts:
1. India's Nuclear ambitions was evident since 1944, credit to N-programme pioneer #HomiJehangirBhabha.
2. Amidst all post-independence challenges, by 1960 N-Prgm taken shape & Bhabha estimated to have N-weapon production in a year or so when asked by Nehru.
3. N-prgm derailed due to China-India War (Oct-Nov'1962) to again pick-up pace post India-Pak '65 war, when India 'felt' need of N-weapons.
4. But now big bolt to our N-ambitions- Bhabha died (or killed?) in a plane crash in 24-Jan-66, exactly after 13 days, Lal B. Shastri...
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