Pokharan

  • Jaisalmer SP transferred for allegedly reopening case against Cong MLA's father August 4, 2013

    In a controversial order, IPS officer Jaisalmer SP Pankaj Choudhary is allegedly facing the consequences within two days of reopening history sheet of Gazi Fakir, father of Pokharan Congress MLA Sahel Mohammed. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has denied all foul play in the matter and has termed it as a...
  • ISI spy caught in Pokharan two days after IAF's air exercise February 25, 2013

    Jodhpur: Barely two days after the conclusion of the Indian Air Force's air exercise 'Iron Fist' in Pokhran, a suspected spy has been caught giving information of the war games to an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) operative in Pakistan. Sumer Khan (34), a computer expert, was taken into custody by army...
  • 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,...
  • Need reassurance on N-deterrence: ex-Army chief September 7, 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Exclusive: How India became a nuclear power May 2, 2008

    New Delhi: In a special series on the run up to independence day, CNN-IBN has brought 60 moments that we believe defined India in the last 60 years. Now, we have chosen the top 10 moments, based on the views you posted on ibnlive.com. Here's the fifth in the series—the...