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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.

Dear India and Pakistan, Disarm NOW! [Sign Citizens’ Appeal on 20 Years of Nuclear Tests]

Dear India and Pakistan, Disarm NOW! [Sign Citizens’ Appeal on 20 Years of Nuclear Tests]

Campaigns May 10, 2018 at 6:43 pm 2 comments

We, the citizens of South Asia and beyond, urge India and Pakistan in the 20th year of the 1998 nuclear tests to put an immediate end to the arms race and competitive belligerence, and negotiate nuclear disarmament at the earliest. Far from providing any security, these 20 years have only witnessed an exacerbation of tensions and heightened warmongering, lending a disconcerting instability to the entire region.

Nuclear Weapons in South Asia: Competitive Modernisation, Aggressive Posturing and Growing Jingoism

Nuclear Weapons in South Asia: Competitive Modernisation, Aggressive Posturing and Growing Jingoism

Latest, Nuclear Tests September 4, 2016 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

What is the status of the nuclear arsenals of India and Pakistan? What dangers come from the postures and plans they have adopted? What influences do China and the United States wield in the region?

These and other topics were the subject of Dr. M. V. Ramana’s talk on ‘Nuclear Weapons in South Asia: Programmes, Plans and Dangers’ that was organised by Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer Memorial Advisory Committee and Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP) on 27th August 2016 at Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh.

Picture of the Russian Tsar Bomb, the largest nuclear detonation in history 50 Megatons, that is 500 times Hiroshima. And originally it was designed to produce a 100 megaton explosion. What in the world were they thinking about?

The Price We Pay : Environmental and Health Impacts of Nuclear Weapons Production and Testing

Latest May 11, 2015 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

By M. V. Ramana and Surendra Gadekar . Published in “Prisoners of the Nuclear Dream” Ed. M. V. Ramana and C. Rammanohar Reddy (New Delhi: Orient Longman, 2003).