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May 18, 1974

May 18, 1974

India tests its first "peaceful nuclear device" (PNE), dubbed Smiling Buddha. The Smiling Buddha was the first confirmed nuclear test by a nation outside the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

Date Range: 
1974CE May 18th