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Narendra Modi addresses Twitteratti on Pokhran II's 16th anniversary

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    India marks 16th year of Pokhran II test
    New Delhi, May 11: BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the 16th anniversary of Pokhran II through Twitter. Modi sent a series of tweets on National Technology Day, marking the anniversary of the Pokhran Tests of 1998.
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>My greetings to the nation & the scientist community on National Technology Day, marking the anniversary of the Pokhran Tests of 1998.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/465355916687052800">May 11, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

    In 1998, India became sixth country to have tested nuclear bombs and joined the elite nuclear club in 1998 as On 11 May.

    This was 24 years after the first operation, the Atomic Energy Commission of India and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) carried out the joint operation, known as Pokhran-II in Pokhran city of Rajsthan.

    Pokhran-II was the series of five nuclear bomb test explosions. It consisted of five detonations, of which the first was a fusion bomb and the remaining four were fission bombs.

    After this test, 11 May has been officially declared as National Technology Day in India to commemorate the first of the five tests that were carried out on 11 May 1998. The day was officially signed by the then Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

    Modi tweeted his greetings to the nation on this day.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Under Atal ji, India scripted a new chapter in our history & gave a strong message to the world with the success of the Tests in Pokhran.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/465356001860784128">May 11, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Tests of 1998 were a victory of technology & the nation's willpower. Our scientists worked very hard to develop Nuclear Programme.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/465356240336343040">May 11, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>NDA's foreign policy also ensured that those nations opposed to India testing gradually developed strong ties with India in various fields.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/465356334385205248">May 11, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Today, we should think on how India can become self-sufficient in defence manufacturing. How can we strengthen R&D in defence sector.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/465356573548625921">May 11, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>Our Scientists are our strength and will help shape our future in this Knowledge Era with both Defence and Civilian Impact.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/465356681359011841">May 11, 2014</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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