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ISI agents still trying to acquire soil from Pokhran blast site

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Jaisalmer, May 11 (UNI) Agents of Pakistan's intelligence agencies are still active in the Pokhran area, trying to get samples of the soil where India undertook nuclear tests in 1998, intelligence sources said.

According to the sources here, after the May 11 Pokhran blasts in 1998, Pakistan's ISI is still trying to acquire samples of soil from the experiment site to get a knowhow into the composition of India's atomic bomb.

Security agencies say Pakistan has a number of agents stationed around the area for the very purpose. A number of suspicious characters in the Pokhan area are a matter of grave concern.

Sources, however, say the security at the blast site is extremely tight. The Bhuchal gate in the Pokhran Field Firing range, is under continuous vigil and one can only reach the site after clearing a 3 km heavily guarded area.

The presence of numerous ISI agents has become a major security issue as this is the country's biggest area for defence exercises, extensively used by the Army and Air Force for ventures involving use of ammunition.

UNI XC RRT VD KN1705

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