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    Smiling Budda Test Site - Indias First Nuclear Test

    Smiling Budda Nuclear Test - India's First Nuclear Test

    Test: Smiling Buddha

    Time: 8:05, May 18, 1974 (IST)

    Location: Pokhran, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India

    27.095 deg N, 71.752 E

    Test Height and Type:

    Underground, -107 m

    Yield: 8 kt (12-13 kt claimed)




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    The yeild has been recorded as 8 KT whereas the claim is that it is 12 KT.

    This is attributed to the fact that the explosion was in sand and the sand has absorbed some of the impact and so the recording stations have measured less impulse than actual.

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    This is a desert area. But one can clearly see the change in the constituion of sand due to heat. The sand around the epicentre appears to have burnt and become dark ( may be liquified and then re-solidified ).

    There also appears to be a manmade fencing ( may be added later ) to avoid loitering animals to go nearby.

    That is all about the imagery given by GEHfilebot.

    But some interesting features start appearing when you zoom out.

    You see settlements within about 6-8 Kms. Do the inmates not get exposed to radiation? ( 30 years should not be a long period for nuclear radiation ).

    Notice the contrast in the haphazardy constructed of hutments in the villages in North and South South East with respect to ( possibly ) a scientifically developed settlement ( Labs? ) in SE direction. Some roofs are even painted as if to camoflage.

    ( Funny, They use the same colour pattern for camouflage that is used in green areas. Do you get greens in desert? It would have been better to use the nearby sand to cover the roofs )

    Also there appears to be one more blast site nearby.

    We are waiting for your expert observations FileBot.

    Shashi

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    ( Funny, They use the same colour pattern for camouflage that is used in green areas. Do you get greens in desert? It would have been better to use the nearby sand to cover the roofs )



    Are there really different patterns/colours of camoufledge?

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