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Pokhran is located in which district of Rajasthan?
1. Sawai madhopur
2. Jodhpur
3. Jaisalmer
4. Jhunjhunu

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Jaisalmer

The correct answer is Jaisalmer.

  • Pokhran is located in Jaisalmer.

  • Pokhran
    • Pokhran is a village and a municipality located in the Jaisalmer district of the Indian state of Rajasthan.
    • It is a remote location in the Thar Desert region.
    • It served as the test site for India's first underground nuclear weapon, ballistic missiles.

  • India's first underground nuclear weapon
    • ​Smiling Buddha (MEA designation: Pokhran-I) was the assigned code name of India's first successful nuclear bomb test on 18 May 1974
    • The test was conducted under the supervision of Raja Ramanna, who was then the director of India's premier nuclear research institute Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).
    • The test was named 'Smiling Buddha' because it was conducted on Buddha Purnima that year.

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