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Operation Shakti refers to the second round of nuclear tests conducted by India on May 11 and May 13, 1998. It was popularly referred to as "The Buddha smiles again." In contrast with their first test, Operation Smiling Buddha, this series of tests were of purportedly militarized nuclear devices, including a hydrogen bomb. A nuclear test explosion is an experiment involving the detonation of a nuclear weapon. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The so-called Smiling Buddha was the first test fission explosion by India on May 18, 1974. ...


The plutonium used to build the nuclear weapons is thought to have been produced in India. India has a number of nuclear reactors: General Name, Symbol, Number plutonium, Pu, 94 Chemical series actinides Group, Period, Block ?, 7, f Appearance silvery white Atomic mass (244) g/mol Electron configuration [Rn] 5f6 7s2 Electrons per shell 2, 8, 18, 32, 24, 8, 2 Physical properties Phase solid Density (near r. ...

  • The research CIRUS reactor, which was used to manufacture the plutonium for Operation Smiling Buddha
  • Two licensed CANDU reactors, which are safeguarded by UN observers
  • A number of un-safeguarded Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors
  • The Dhruva reactor, designed in India, built to produce plutonium for India's nuclear weapons program

The CANDU design runs on unenriched uranium and can be refuelled while operating, which makes it well suited to plutonium production. As a result, the Canadian government has been accused of irresponsibility in providing India with such reactors. In fact, after Operation Smiling Buddha, Canada ceased exporting nuclear materials and technology to India; the two licensed CANDU reactors in India began operation in 1972, before India had conducted any nuclear tests. In addition, international observers have determined that the plutonium for Operation Shakti was not diverted from the licensed CANDU reactors ([1]). CIRUS (Canadian-Indian-U.S.) reactor. ... The CANDU reactor is a pressurized-heavy water, natural-uranium power reactor designed in the 1960s by a partnership between Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario as well as several private industry participants. ... Main articles: League of Nations & History of the United Nations The term United Nations was coined by Franklin D. Roosevelt during World War II, to refer to the Allies. ... The CANDU reactor is a pressurized-heavy water,(PHWR) natural uranium (i. ... Dhruva in Hindu mythology was the prince blessed to eternal existence and glory as the Pole Star (Dhruva Nakshatra in Sanskrit) by Lord Vishnu. ... The so-called Smiling Buddha was the first test fission explosion by India on May 18, 1974. ...


The name Shakti refers to a Hindu deity, and also translates literally to 'power'. This article is in need of attention. ...


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