Dr. Samar Mubarak Mand
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Dr.Samar Mubarak Mand who is a Pakistani nuclear physicist, born on 17 September 1942 in Rawalpindi of Punjab Province. He finished his college from Government College University and graduated from the University of Oxford. He is well known for his research in gamma spectroscopy and experimental development of the linear accelerator. The people started to pay him some attention when he as the director of test teams were responsible for performing the country's first successful atomic tests Chagai- l and Chagai- ll.
Chagai-I is the code name of five simultaneous underground nuclear tests conducted by Pakistan. The tests were performed at Ras Koh Hills in the Chagai District of Balochistan Province. Chagai-I was Pakistan's first public test of nuclear weapons.
Chagai-II is the codename assigned to the second atomic test conducted by Pakistan, carried out on 30 May 1998 in the Kharan Desert in Balochistan Province of Pakistan. Chagai-II took place two days later prior to the successful testing of Chagai-l.
He was also a project director for the development of missiles Shaheen and Babur. The Shaheen series of missiles are evidently based imported from China by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission's National Development Complex. The Shaheen-I, was first tested on 15 April 1999.
Babur Missile, a missile that is a short-range turbojet powered subsonic cruise missile that can be launched from land or mobile underwater platforms. The missile was first tested in 2005 and is widely believed to have entered service with the Pakistan Army in 2010.
The development of these missiles meant a huge advantage to the defense of our country and with the growth of new technologies in the world, these missiles were very important for state from any kind of threat and danger. The successful tests of Chagai-l and Chagai-ll meant a great deal for the future of Pakistan and its defense system.
Dr. Mand was presented Sitar-e-Imtiaz in 1993,Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 1998 and Nishaan-e-Imtiaaz in 2004 for contributing a lot in the development and tests of these missiles and nuclear bombs.
Samar Mubarakmand on the experience of the test blast that was conducted for nuclear tests. “My eyes were set on the mountain in which the test was to be conducted. I experienced a halt in my heartbeat on seeing nothing happening after 32 seconds. But all of a sudden it was a big jolt! We had triumphed..! “