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  • Kakodkar lying about nukes, says exDRDO scientist December 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Anil Kakodkar's interview to CNNIBN and his claims about India's nuclear arsenal have led to fresh controversy. Former Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist K Santhanam has rubbished Kakodkar's claims saying the former Atomic Energy Commission chairman is lying over India's...
  • PokhranII was successful says India's Nchief Kakodkar September 24, 2009

    Mumbai: Rubbishing doubts on the efficacy of the hydrogen bomb test in 1998, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar today said scientists have achieved success in building deterrence capability of upto 200 kilotons. "Once again I would like to reemphasise that the 1998 nuclear tests were fully successful. We had achieved...
  • Santhanam hits back, says NSA not privy to Ntest data September 21, 2009

    New Delhi: Former DRDO scientist K Santhanam, who has questioned the success of 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests, on Monday hit out at NSA M K Narayanan, saying the official was "barking up the wrong tree" by contending he was not privy to test measurements and information. Terming the remarks by the...
  • India has thermonuclear capabilities: M K Narayanan September 20, 2009

    New Delhi: India has thermonuclear capabilities, National Security Advisor M K Narayanan has emphasised, saying the scientists who raised doubts about the 1998 nuclear tests in Pokhran had personal motives to do so. Narayanan spoke to CNBCTV18'S Karan Thapar in an interview to be broadcast on Monday night. He insisted that...
  • Form group to probe Pokhran dud claim: Nscientist September 18, 2009

    New Delhi: More controversy is surrounding the 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests. Top nuclear scientists in the country have demanded an inquiry to determine whether the tests were a failure. The scientists also say that they are ashamed if the rumours surrounding the failure of tests were true and the government hid...
  • Need reassurance on Ndeterrence: exArmy chief September 6, 2009

    How do the armed forces respond to reports that cast a doubt over either the credibility of India's nuclear deterrent as well as reports that suggest that Pakistan's nuclear capacity has enhanced and its delivery improved? Karan Thapar asked one of India's former Army chiefs and the victor of Kargil,...
  • Kalam no authority on Pokhran II test: ExAEC chief September 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Former Atomic Energy Commission chief Homi Nusserwanji Sethna has slammed APJ Abdul Kalam saying the former president was no qualified authority to criticise former Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist K Santhanam's claims that the 1998 Pokhran II test was a fizzle. "What did he (Kalam) know about...
  • PM seeks to rest row over Pokhran nuclear tests August 29, 2009

    Ramsar, Rajasthan: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday that the controversy over the May 1998 Pokhran nuclear tests was "needles" and cited former president A P J Abdul Kalam's assertion that the tests were successful. "A wrong impression has been given by some scientists (about the success of PokhranII)," Manmohan...
  • Watch: 'India's nuclear deterrent lacks credibility' August 28, 2009

    India's nuclear tests in Pokhran were successful, says then scientific advisor and former president APJ Adbul Kalam. He was refuting an allegation by atomic weapon scientist Dr K Santhanam that the hydrogen test failed. He said India needs to carry out more tests or our nuclear deterrent lacks credibility. ...
  • Kalam defends India's nuclear deterrence capability August 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Former president APJ Abdul Kalam on Thursday defended India's nuclear deterrence capability even as former national security adviser (NSA) Brajesh Mishra rubbished a top scientist's claim that the 1998 Pokhran tests were not successful. Kalam, who mentored India's nuclear programme, said the only thermonuclear device tested in 1998 produced...
  • ExNSA says Pokharan II was a success August 27, 2009

    New Delhi: Brajesh Mishra, who was National Security Advisor to the Atal Behari Vajpayee government, has rejected a senior scientists claim that the country's second nuclear tests in Pokhran in 1998 were only a partial success. Dr R Chidambaram, when he reported to me on the second day of the test,...