President, PM greet citizens on National Technology Day

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New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others today greeted the citizens on the National Technology Day, as a reminder of the anniversary of the Pokhran nuclear test Shakti.

This day is commemorated to mark the anniversary of Pokhran nuclear tests of 1998.

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On 11 May, 1998 India successfully tested Shakti-I nuclear missile at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan.

The operation is led by aerospace engineer and late President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and was called Operation Shakti or Pokhran-II. Two Days later, India successfully test fired two nuclear weapons as part of Operation Shakti.

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