India celebrates 20 years of Pokhran-II: Here's how it all began

Pokhran-II witnessed five nuclear bomb test explosions between May 11 and May 13, 1998. This is not the first nuclear test conducted by India – Pokhran-I (codename - Smiling Buddha) was conducted on 18 May 1974. However, India did not declare itself a nuclear-weapons enabled country in that year. May 11, 2018