Text of Indian PM's nuclear test announcement

Mon, 11 May 1998 Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee's announcement of nuclear tests
"I have a brief announcement to make.

"Today at 1545 hours (1015 GMT), India conducted three underground nuclear tests in the Pokhran range. The tests conducted today were with a fission device, a low-yield device and a thermonuclear device. The measured yields are in line with expected values. Measurements have confirmed that there was no release of radioactivity into the atmosphere. These were contained explosions like in the experiment conducted in May 1974. I warmly congratulate the scientists and engineers who have carried out these successful tests."