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Reacting to DRDO scientist Dr K Santhanam's contention that the 1998 Pokhran II tests were not successful, PM Manmohan Singh today backed APJ Abdul Kalam saying the former president had already clarified that the tests were totally successful. * Pokhran II nuclear test: WAS IT A FAILURE?

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Asked by victor, 29 Aug '09 02:47 pm
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We have only reports published in media.
It was a successful test as India had faced sanctions from USA etc.
Had it been a gimmick, USA etc would not have imposed sanctions on India.
Over & above, when a person of dignity like Dr. Kalam is saying that the test was a success, I do not forsee any reason to not trust him.
Answered by Saubhagya Srivastava, 29 Aug '09 04:00 pm

 
  
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We have not seen it personally and we depend upon the information given by the media and different eminent persons like Dr.K.Santhanam and DrAPJ Abdul Kalam, but it is difficult to decide whom to trust.
Answered by HEMANT MEHTA, 29 Aug '09 02:53 pm

 
  
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