Pokhran is a city and a region situated in the Jaisalmer region of the Indian territory of Rajasthan. It is a remote area in the Thar Desert locale and filled in as the test site for India's first underground atomic weapon explosion. Encompassed by rocks, sand and five salt ranges, its Hindi name Pokhran signifies "place of five illusions". Fortress Pokhran, the fourteenth century stronghold otherwise called "Balagarh", remains in the midst of the Thar Desert. This landmark is the head fortification of the head of the Champawats, the tribe of Rathores of the territory of Marwar-Jodhpur. The completely collected gadget had a hexagonal cross area, 1.25 m in distance across and weighed 1400 kg.
The gadget was exploded at 8.05 a.m. in a pole 107 m under the armed force Pokhran test go in the Thar Desert or Great Indian Desert, Rajasthan. The Pokhran Nuclear Test Range, a key segment of India's atomic program, is situated in the region. The Indian Nuclear Test Site is found 45 km north-west of Pokhran town and 4 km north of Khetolai town. It was fabricated at some point before May 1974, when, following approval given to the Bhabha Atomic Research Center by then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, it facilitated the explosion of India's first atomic gadget. The test was worked by the Indian Army Corps of Engineers and is under the control of Indian Army.