Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicPokhran nuclear test

Topic: Pokhran nuclear test

I’m politically aware, but apolitical: John Abraham

John Abraham says his latest Pokhran nuclear tests-based ‘Parmanu’ has not been made for the BJP.

Pokhran anniversary: Why Narasimha Rao decided not to conduct tests in 1995

This was less than six months before elections were due, and I believe his analysis was that sanctions following the tests would be vicious.

Pokhran anniversary: How India pulled a fast one on the Americans

What exactly happened in 1995 when Narasimha Rao had made advanced preparations for testing at Pokhran? How did the Americans find out? Was there a mole?

Pokhran anniversary: How we built the nuclear bomb

India’s march to Pokhran 1998 involved hundreds of secret steps & actions. And even if one had been betrayed, the whole operation would have been compromised.

20 years after Pokhran nuclear test, is India safer?

On 11 May, 1998 the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government successfully conducted surprise nuclear tests in Pokhran, Rajasthan. Twenty years later, experts weigh in.

When the US envoy protested about the nuclear test, my father Jaswant Singh gifted a toy for his son

His early breakfast, departure for work on a government holiday, and cryptic calls on the RAX line, were all tell tale signs that my father Jaswant Singh was an aware and active participant.

Pokhran anniv: Vajpayee’s secretary recalls moment of tension & tears on nuclear test day

A day before the Pokhran test, 5 Race Course Road was converted into a secure space with direct telecommunications links with Pokhran.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.