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A Nuclear-Armed Nation: Stunning the world with Pokhran-II

Twenty-four years after Pokhran-I, the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) conducted five further nuclear tests at Pokhran on May 11 and 13, 1998. Chief scientific adviser, DRDO Director, and Deputy Director, Dept. of Atomic Energy (DAE), Dr R Chidambaram, coordinated this test planning with Dr Abdul Kalam, chief scientific advisor, and DRDO director.

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