PM Modi Extends Gratitude To Scientists On National Tech Day, Recalls Atal B Vajpayee’s Political Courage

Highlights:

  • National Technology Day is observed every year on May 11 as a reminder of the anniversary of the Pokhran-II test
  • PM Modi shared a video clip of the Pokhran test and recalled the exemplary leadership of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  • India carried out Pokhran-II tests, a series of five nuclear explosions, in May 1998

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended gratitude to the scientists and their efforts that led to the successful Pokhran test in 1998, on the occasion of National Technology Day. The day is observed every year on May 11 as a reminder of the anniversary of the Pokhran-II test.

On that day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a video clip of the Pokhran test and recalled the “exemplary leadership of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee”. He added that the former Prime Minister showed outstanding political courage and statesmanship. India carried out Pokhran-II tests, a series of five nuclear explosions, in May 1998 at the Indian Army Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan.

Taking to Twitter, Narendra Modi wrote, “Today, on National Technology Day, we express gratitude to our brilliant scientists and their efforts that led to the successful Pokhran tests in 1998. We remember with pride the exemplary leadership of Atal Ji who showed outstanding political courage and statesmanship.”

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