Pokhran II

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • India's nuke delivery system flawed, show scandals September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: More scientists are now raising questions about India's status as a nuclear weapon state. Two former Atomic Energy Commission chiefs, Homi Sethna and PK Iyengar have told CNN IBN that Pokharan II was only partially successful. The two scientists told CNNIBN that political pressure forced scientists into rushing into...
  • 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...