Pokhran

  • Minor girl abducted in Jaisalmer, raped near Pokhran August 4, 2014

    A minor girl was allegedly abducted from Jaisalmer and raped near Pokhran, which is almost 100 km from her hometown, the police said on Monday. The incident happened on August 1 when the 14yearold girl's parents were away for a function and upon return they did not find their daughter at...
  • Advanced Supersonic BrahMos Missile successfully test fired from Pokhran April 7, 2014

    Army on Monday successfully test fired an advanced version of 290 km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a user trial at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The missile was launched by a mobile autonomous launcher deployed in full configuration with mobile command post at the ranges. "The launch was...
  • Indian Army successfully test-fires BrahMos missile at Pokhran April 7, 2014

    Army on Monday successfully test fired an advanced version of 290 km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos as part of a user trial at Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The missile was launched by a mobile autonomous launcher deployed in full configuration with mobile command post at the ranges. "The launch...
  • Not just the coal files, even the UPA government is lost: Narendra Modi November 29, 2013

    In the last leg of campaigning for BJP in pollbound Rajasthan, Narendra Modi on Friday assured Congress will lose the political battle not only in Rajasthan but won't survive even in Delhi. "The government ruling in Jaipur does not care for you. They are not concerned about you. A government under...
  • Pokhran spying case: MHA staffer arrested March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) staffer was on Monday arrested in Pokhran spying case. Chandrashekhar, a section officer in the foreign division of the MHA, was arrested by the Rajasthan police for his alleged link to spy Sumer Khan who was arrested for leaking reports of the...
  • IAF puts its strength at display at Iron Fist February 23, 2013

    Pokhran: Far from the damaging allegations of bribery in the VVIP helicopter deal, India's political brass assembled at Pokhran on Friday to witness the first Air Force day-night firepower demonstration named 'Iron Fist'. Among other firsts, the weaponised Light Combat Aircraft was seen in action and the light combat helicopter Rudra....
  • Rao first asked to prepare for nuke tests: Kalam December 6, 2011

    Nagpur: Former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Tuesday revealed that former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao had asked him to make preparations for nuclear tests, which were subsequently conducted (at Pokhran) during the NDA government, headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Kalam was addressing the probationers at the National Academy of...
  • Eye in the sky: India's indigenous UAV makers May 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Shobhit Niranjan had an offer to join Mentor Graphics for seven lakhs per annum. US based Symantec wanted to recruit Mohit Mundra for nine lakhs per year. Raman Puri had a comfortable job at Hero Honda and a seat at IIM Lucknow. But the 26yearolds decided to grind their...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Atomic Energy exchief Iyengar slams Pokhran haste September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Yet another top nuclear scientist has come out stating that the Pokhran II nuclear tests were not a full success. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN the former chairman of the Department of Atomic Energy, P K Iyengar said Pokhran II was carried out in haste and has explained just...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • BrahMos missile passes test, hits 'bulls eye' March 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The army on Sunday successfully test fired the landattack version of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile at the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The missile took off successfully and hit the "bull's eye", an official statement said. The missile, a joint venture of India and Russia, was fired at...
  • BrahMos missile's testfire a success, hits target March 4, 2009

    New Delhi: After failing to hit its target in the previous test, a new version of the 290 kmrange supersonic BrahMos cruise missile was on Wednesday successfully test launched at a firing range in Pokhran in Rajasthan desert. "The Block II BrahMos missile was successfully launched at 1030 hours this morning,"...
  • 10th anniversary of Pokhran test remains a quiet affair May 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The 10th anniversary of nuclear tests at Pokhran on Sunday seemed to be a quiet affair. It seems no one in the current government wants to mark the achievement in any way. Pokhran was meant to catapult India to the high road for big powers but there's little cheer...
  • BJP at odds with Kalam over IndoUS nuclear deal May 11, 2008

    New Delhi: The BJP is at odds with former president APJ Abdul Kalam over his endorsement of the IndoUS nuclear deal. The party has accused Kalam, who is popularly known as the missile man, of abandoning the cause of Indian autonomy as a nuclear weapons state. The icon of India's...
  • 'Pokhran brought sanctions, so why celebrate it' May 2, 2008

    The Atal Bihari Vajpayee government conducted five nuclear tests from May 11 to May 13, 1998, in Pokhran and in a few days it will be the 10th anniversary of the tests that announced India's entry into the nuclear weapons club. Many believe that those tests finally led to the...
  • Pokhran not big for UPA, no celebrations planned May 3, 2008

    New Delhi: It was the nuclear weapons tests that were carried out at Pokhran in 1998, that many observers believe was the germination point of the IndoUS Nuclear Deal. However, the UPA Government, which staked so much on the deal, does not seem to be prepared to acknowledge the defining moment,...
  • 3 soldiers killed in wargames in Pokhran March 20, 2008

    Pokhran: Three armymen were killed and two, including an officer, were injured during the wargames in Pokhran. Two havaldars and one gunner were killed when a mortar shell burst during firing, sources said. A Junior Commissioned Officer and a jawan were injured in the mishap, they said. A Court of Inquiry...
  • After Pokhran, Sagarika Npowers India September 12, 2007

    New Delhi: It looks like India's biggest nuclear weapons breakthrough after the 1998 Pokhran detonations. India has recently completed a series of testfirings of Sagarikaclass ballistic missiles from underwater pontoons in the Bay of Bengal. At least three of these have been successful, simulating nuclear firings over ranges between 350...