Operation Shakti: 24 years ago India surprised the world, conducted five nuclear tests in Pokhran


24 years ago from today, the then Atal Government had shocked the whole world by doing continuous nuclear blasts in Pokhran, Rajasthan. Through these tests conducted under ‘Operation Shakti’, India had given more height to a strong India by showing unwavering intentions.


On May 11 and May 13, 1998, the NDA-led Atal Bihari Vajpayee government conducted five nuclear tests at the Pokhran Field Firing Range in Khetolai village.

America was also eaten, restrictions were imposed in protest

The Atal government kept the entire strategy of the Pokhran-2 test so secret that even America and its satellites were devoured. No one could hear or hear that India was taking such a big step. However, as a protest, many western countries including America imposed strict restrictions on India. Only Israel supported India.

Atalji himself went to Pokhran

After the successful nuclear test, the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said ‘Today India conducted an underground test in Pokhran.’ Atalji himself accompanied the then Defense Minister George Fernandes to the test site. With this test, India’s chest widened and it had become a declared nuclear power country. Then Atalji gave the slogan- ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan and Jai Vigyan’. Since then, May 11 is celebrated every year as ‘National Technology Day’.

The first test was done in 1974, Bhabha had awakened the light

India has been the leader of nuclear revolution in the world. Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha had awakened it long ago, but his dreams were shattered by conspiracies. After this, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had registered India’s name in the list of nuclear capable countries of the world by conducting the first nuclear test in Pokhran on 18 May 1974. Pokhran-1 is named ‘Buddha Smiling’ (Buddha is smiling). Was placed. After this, in 1995, India tried more tests, but these could not be done due to the strong attitude of the world community.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam played an important role

The then Defense Scientist, Missile Man and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, who was elected President in 2002, played an important role in the 1998 nuclear test.