Loud blasts rock Pokhran, detonated old ordnance says Army

Multiple loud explosions were heard in Pokhran area of Thar desert in Rajasthan on Tuesday, following which the Indian Army clarified that they were destroying old ordnance in the region. The Army said it’s a routine affair and there was nothing unusual about it. This comes after rumours that a “thermonuclear and tactical nuclear weapons test” was being conducted.