Pokharan II

  • Kakodkar lying about nukes, says ex-DRDO scientist December 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Anil Kakodkar's interview to CNN-IBN 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...
  • Use plural, India has thermonuclear bombs: Kakodkar December 14, 2009

    After weeks of doubt, it is time to ask the question: how credible is India's thermonuclear deterrent? That is the key issue Karan Thapar discussed in this week's Devil's Advocate with the former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Anil Kakodkar. Karan Thapar: Dr Kakodkar, four leading scientists--Dr K Santhanam,...
  • 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 Pokhran-II)," Manmohan...
  • 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...
  • Ex-NSA says Pokharan II was a success August 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Brajesh Mishra, who was National Security Advisor to the Atal Behari Vajpayee government, has rejected a senior scientist’s 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,...