Smiling Buddha

Operation Smiling Buddha was the code name for the test of an Indian nuclear bomb with an explosive yield of about 8 kilotons of TNT equivalent, the (Rajasthan) ignited on May 18, 1974 in a depth of 107 m on the army site at Pokhran in the Thar desert for testing purposes been.

Until an operation Shakti in 1998, India did not conduct further tests with nuclear explosive.