Science and technology is one of the domains in which India had significant growth and progress after independence. With significant technological developments, India has risen to the top of the list of nations that might become superpowers in the future. On May 11, India commemorates National Technology Day, which commemorates the successful completion of the legendary Pokhran nuclear experiments in 1998.
The successful nuclear tests conducted in the Pokhran area of Rajasthan in 1998 are one of India's most distinguishing accomplishments in science and technical growth. Atal Vihari Bajpai, India's then-prime minister, spearheaded the endeavour to make India a nuclear power. The nuclear tests, known as Pokhran-II, took place on May 11, 1998.
With other nuclear powers rejecting India's participation, a dedicated team of scientists, researchers, and engineers had to work on the project. Because India did not want to draw international notice or condemnation, the mission was kept secret.
The nuclear experiments in Pokhran were carried out in the Pokhran Test Range of the Indian Army. To conduct a successful test, a sequence of five explosions were carried out. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, India's "missile man," was the Pokhran tests' guiding star.
India celebrates National Technology Day on May 11 with the goal of achieving the same or higher levels of achievement in future technical and scientific activities of any sort.