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Pokhran nuke tests were sucessful, says Kalam

August 27, 2009 19:16 IST

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam said the Pokhran tests of 1998 were successful as desired yield was obtained.

Kalam was reacting to former senior Defence Research and Development Organisation scientist K Santhanam's contention that Pokhran-II tests had not met the desired objective.

Santhanam said the thermonuclear or hydrogen bomb in May 1998 was of low yield and not the one that would meet the country's strategic objectives

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