Pokhran-II: India's Nuclear Success Story

Pokhran-II was the series of five nuclear bomb test explosions that consisted of five detonations

The first was a fusion bomb and rest were fission bombs.

5 nuclear tests were performed in Rajasthan's Pokhran On May 11 and May 13, 1998 under the guidance of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

India's first nuclear test carried out on May 18, 1974, in Rajasthan's Pokhran

Indian scientists disguised the activities, and sandstorms, a regular feature in the desert in summer, obscured the site.

Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, the then Scientific Advisor to Vajpayee, sent a message saying,