At nuclear test site, nationalism is a hard sell2 min read . Updated: 28 Apr 2019, 05:54 PM IST
- The inspiration behind the name is India’s second nuclear test in 1998, which went by the code word Operation Shakti
- The heavily-guarded site of the underground explosion is a mere 3 km from Khetolai, a village of roughly 5000 people near the town of Pokhran
POKHRAN/KHETOLAI : In the perpetually hot, dust-blown highway between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, hidden amidst babul trees, is a road that leads toward a village which has begun to call itself ‘shakti stal’.
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