Mission Shakti: India’s ASAT test and its geopolitical implications

India-ASAT-March-2019

Viewer Rating [Total: 3   Average: 5/5]India announced on 27th March, 2019 that it had successfully terminated a low earth orbit (LEO) satellite in space using an indigenously developed anti-satellite missile system. The test, code-named Mission Shakti, was fully successful and achieved all parameters and met desired objectives. An ASAT test requires an extremely high degree of precision … Read more Mission Shakti: India’s ASAT test and its geopolitical implications

Pokhran II: The Rise

Viewer Rating [Total: 5   Average: 5/5] Pokhran-II was the series of five nuclear bomb test explosions conducted by India at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in May 1998. It was the second Indian nuclear test; the first test, code-named Smiling Buddha, was conducted in May 1974. Pokhran-II consisted of five detonations, of which the first was … Read more Pokhran II: The Rise

Smiling Buddha: The Beginning (Pokhran I)

Viewer Rating [Total: 4   Average: 5/5] Smiling Buddha (MEA designation: Pokhran-I) was the assigned code name of India’s first successful nuclear bomb test on 18th May, 1974. The bomb was detonated on the army base, Pokhran Test Range (PTR), in Rajasthan by the Indian Army under the supervision of several key Indian generals. Pokhran-I was also the … Read more Smiling Buddha: The Beginning (Pokhran I)