President, PM greet citizens on National Technology Day
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.
Greetings to our scientific community on National Technology Day, marking the anniversary of the Pokhran Tests of 1998. India is committed to using technology to accelerate the developmental process, and ensure a dignified existence for every citizen #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) May 11, 2019
The patriotism and farsightedness of Atal Ji and his team have a major role to play in the success of tests of 1998. Atal Ji’s unwavering faith in our scientists proved valuable during that crucial time. It also demonstrated the difference a strong political leadership makes.
— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 11, 2019
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.