India's Nuclear Journey

2024 • 39min • News • Defence • Technology


Published On: May 13, 2024 - Join The News9 Plus Show, to delve into India's nuclear history, exploring the moments that shaped its journey towards becoming a nuclear power. Fifty years ago, India embarked on a path that led to it joining the exclusive nuclear club. However, it took decades and significant geopolitical shifts before India conducted weaponised nuclear tests. As we approach the 80th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the relevance of nuclear weapons in today's world is more pronounced than ever. Amidst global tensions and the reemergence of great power rivalries, nuclear capabilities have once again taken centre stage. Editor News9 Plus Sandeep Unnithan and colleague Deepak Bhadana are joined by Lt General PR Shankar, former DG artillery, to explore seven crucial milestones in India's nuclear weapons programme. These milestones include key events like the India-China War of 1962, China's nuclear test in 1964, India's decision to go nuclear in 1967, its first nuclear test in 1974, and the subsequent developments leading to the Pokhran tests in 1998. Discover the driving forces behind India's quest for nuclear weapons and gain insights into whether there is a need for testing new nuclear weapons in today's geopolitical landscape. Don't miss this in-depth analysis of India's nuclear journey and its implications for global security.