From 11 to 13 May 1998, India conducted a series of nuclear explosions which it openly declared as nuclear weapon tests. It had termed its previous nuclear explosion in 1974 as “peaceful” – naming it “Smiling Buddha” accordingly.
Is India have hydrogen bomb?
Although India has not released any official statements about the size of its nuclear arsenal, recent estimates suggest that India has 160 nuclear weapons and has produced enough weapons-grade plutonium for up to 161–200 nuclear weapons.
Who is the most powerful nuclear country?
Russia and the United States continue to possess the most extensive nuclear arsenals. The former has 6,255 warheads, while the U.S. maintains 5,550. The third largest holder of these weapons is China, with less than a tenth the supply of either former Cold War power.
Who is the hero of Pokhran nuclear test?
Abdul Kalam (later, President of India), Scientific Adviser to the prime minister and Head of the DRDO. Dr. R. Chidambaram, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and the Department of Atomic energy.
Who made nuclear bomb for India?
Homi Sethna, a chemical engineer, played a significant role in the development of weapon-grade plutonium, while Ramanna designed and manufactured the entire nuclear device. India’s first nuclear bomb project did not employ more than 75 scientists because of its sensitivity.