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Planned Series of Nuclear Tests Completed

13 May 1998

"In continuation of the planned programme of nuclear tests begun on the 11th of May, two more sub-kiloton nuclear tests were carried out at Pokhran range at 1221 hours (0651 GMT) on the 13th of May, 1998.

"The tests have been carried out to generate additional data for improved computer simulation of designs and for attaining the capability to carry out subcritical experiments, if considered necessary.

"The tests were fully contained with no release of radioactivity into the atmosphere."

"This completes the planned series of tests.

"Government of India reiterates the offer to consider adhering to some of the undertakings in the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), in the framework of the proposal in its statement of the 11th of May, 1998."