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Indias first attempt at research into the nuclear field began in 1948 when they established an Atomic Energy Commission for exploring the potential of uranium ore Nuclear History In India Pakistan PG In 1953 Eisenhower began a Atoms for Peace program which would offer access to nuclear technology with the understanding that it was to be used foe civilian use and not for weaponry which led to the training of Indian scientists by the United States in 1959 Nuclear History In India Pakistan PG It wasnt until 1966 that India declared that it would be capable of producing nuclear weapons within a year and then in 1968 when the nuclear proliferation Treaty was completed they refused to sign Nuclear History In India Pakistan PG In 1991 India entered into an agreement with Pakistan that would prohibit attacks on each others nuclear installations in the hopes of easing tension Similar events were transpiring in Pakistan at the same time as both countries moved towards the apparently inevitableAt 615 am EDT on Monday May 11 1998 India became the first nation in years to detonate nuclear weapons Scientists exploded three nuclear devices 328 feet underground The three devices were composed of a fission device a low-yield device and a thermonuclear device and according to Atal Behari Vajpayee the prime minister the devices went off as planned releasing no radioactivity into the air A Triad of Tests PG These tests were conducted in Pokhran which is an uninhabited area 63 miles from the Pakistan border in the desert state of Rajasthan This was also the site of the last nuclear testing in that country which took place on May 18 1974 The next day President Clinton threatened to punish India for their acts and also asked Indias neighbors to refrain from mimicking Indias actions Pakistan however vowed to match Indias aggressive move each step of the way Clinton to Punish India PG Pakistans foreign minister Gohar Ayub Khan
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