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Consequences of Nuclear Tests, Pokhran and Beyond: An Interview  with Prof. Robert Jacobs

Consequences of Nuclear Tests, Pokhran and Beyond: An Interview with Prof. Robert Jacobs

This month in India marked 21 years of the 1998 Pokharan nuclear tests, amid an acerbic and jingoist election campaign, resulting in the Hindu nationalist BJP’s return to power with Mr. Narendra Modi at the helm. Now that the cacophony of the election season is over, and the PM has extended greetings to his Pakistani counterpart, it is time we think more seriously about the impacts of intensifying militarization in a nuclear South Asia. We interviewed Prof. Robert Jacobs of the Hiroshima Peace Institute on the various human, climatic and political implications of nuclear tests.

Life in Pokharan: residents of India’s nuclear test site

Life in Pokharan: residents of India’s nuclear test site

Featured, Nuclear Tests May 5, 2019 at 1:59 am 0 comments

The test involved five nuclear-bomb detonations, and was the second of the two nuclear tests India has conducted at the Indian army’s test range in Pokhran. The first, code-named Smiling Buddha, was held in 1974. At the time, people from villages surrounding the range were largely unaware of the explosion until it was announced on the radio. But the 1998 test was carried out on a much larger scale, and army personnel instructed villagers to evacuate before the explosion.

Health Impacts of India’s 1998 Nuclear Tests: A Must-Watch Documentary

Health Impacts of India’s 1998 Nuclear Tests: A Must-Watch Documentary

Nuclear Tests, Videos February 4, 2019 at 7:31 am 0 comments

Latest documentary on the impact of India’s 1998 nuclear tests on the health of communities and cattle in villages surrounding the Pokhran test site.

Kazakhstan’s Fight Against Nuclear Testing: Togzhan Kassenova

Kazakhstan’s Fight Against Nuclear Testing: Togzhan Kassenova

Nuclear Tests, Videos December 20, 2018 at 8:25 am 0 comments

In this inspiring talk, Togzhan Kassenova uses poignant stories from Kazakhstan’s history as a Soviet Union nuclear test site to encourage humanity to seek truth and act, even in the face of an oppressive political system. x This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.