Farewell Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Man who made India 'nuclear state'

Updated:3 months ago IST

New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Who would have known that a non-Congress leader could successfully lead the country for 10 years and will create a history? Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in his 10 years as the Prime Minister of India had taken initiatives that changed India forever. Served as the 11th Prime Minister of the country, Vajpayee was praised for his optimistic foreign policy. The rise of coalition politics in India was witnessed during his regime. Vajpayee, under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, made education for children aged 6 to 14 years a fundamental right during his tenure. He made India a nuclear weapon state. In 1998, India had conducted five nuclear tests in Pokhran in Rajasthan within one week. During Kargil War in the year 1999, India pushed back the Pakistani Army from the border. It was Vajpayee's government when Delhi metro project was passed. Not only this, but he also gave green signal to the Chandrayan-1 project. Vajpayee is considered to be one of the most successful Prime Ministers of India. Vajpayee was admitted to AIIMS on June 11 after complaints of urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion.

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