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Pokhran Test Range

  • It is  key component of India's nuclear programme, is located in the municipality.
  • The Indian Nuclear Test Site is located 45 km north-west of Pokhran town and 4 km north of Khetolai village.
  • The test range was built by the Indian Army Corps of Engineers and is under the control of Indian Army.
  • It was built sometime before May 1974, when, following authorization given to the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre by then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, it hosted the detonation of India's first nuclear device.

Papua New Guinea

  • It is a sovereign state in Oceania that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.
  • Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby.
  • The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua.
  • It is the world's third largest island country.

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