As my research involves nuclear reactors I found myself bumping into this website by accident:
I didn't read it all, but for those who don't know:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiling_Buddha wrote:The Smiling Buddha was the first nuclear test explosion by India on May 18, 1974 at Pokhran. It was also the first confirmed nuclear test by a nation outside the permanent five members of the United Nations Security Council having been developed and executed with no foreign help or assistance.
Does anyone else think it was extremely distasteful to name an operation in which a weapon capable of so much destruction and death was tested after the most peaceful teacher the world has ever known? Whether nuclear weaponry is a "deterrent" or a "weapon" is really a matter of semantics. The fact is that this device is designed to kill on an enormous scale, and for this test to be named thusly I think is a deep insult.