Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Maj-Gen Babar Iftikhar said on Thursday that on May 28, 1998, Pakistan restored the balance of power in the region.
Paying tribute to Youm-e-Takbeer, the DG ISPR said that on the day Pakistan successfully established credible, minimum nuclear deterrence.
On 28 May 1998 Pak successfully established credible min nuclear deterrence & restored balance of power in the region. AFs salute all those involved from conceptualisation to actualisation especially scientists & engineers who made this possible. Long Live Pakistan. #YoumeTakbeer
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) May 28, 2020
On behalf of the Armed Forces, the army’s spokesman saluted all those involved in the process, including scientists and engineers.
The country is observing Youm-e-Takbeer today to commemorate Pakistan’s historic nuclear tests in the Chaghi mountain of Balochistan in 1998.
May 28 is celebrated as a national day commemoration of the Chagai-I and Chagai-II tests when Pakistan detonated seven nuclear devices in response to India’s five detonations of Pokhran-II in 1998.