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Scientist Bhabha came close to making atomic bomb, death in plane crash or American conspiracy

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Scientist Bhabha came close to making atomic bomb, death in plane crash or American conspiracy

On January 24, 1966, scientist Homi Jehangir Bhabha, the father of India’s nuclear program, died in a plane crash. Three months before his death, Homi Bhabha had said in an interview to All India Radio that if he gets the green signal from all sides, India can make an atomic bomb within 18 months.

Before the accident, Homi Bhabha was going from Mumbai to New York by boarding Air India flight 101. During the journey, the flight crashed into Europe’s highest mountain Mont Blanc. All 117 people on board died in the crash, including Homi Bhabha.

After the incident, the reason for the plane crash was said to be miscommunication between the pilots of the aircraft and the Geneva airport. However, many such revelations and claims were made regarding the death of Homi Bhabha in this plane crash, which shocked the whole country.

In a book published in the year 2008, this crash was described as a conspiracy by America’s intelligence agency CIA. Although, this could never be proved, but after these allegations, the mystery of Homi Bhabha’s death deepened.

Was America involved in the conspiracy of plane crash?
There has been discussion earlier also on the hand of America’s intelligence agency CIA behind Homi Bhabha’s death. It was even said that the CIA conspired for Bhabha’s death because America did not want nuclear power to come to India.

In fact, in the year 2008, in a book ‘Conversation With the Crow’ by foreign journalist Gregory Douglas, an excerpt of the conversation between Douglas and a CIA officer Robert Crowley was inserted. Within this, Douglas claimed the conspiracy of the US intelligence agency CIA behind the death of Indian scientist Homi Bhabha.

The theory was given behind this that America was worried about countries like India. Because such countries were trying their best to acquire nuclear power along with weapons. Till the year 1945, only America had nuclear power. However, America’s empire could not last long and by the year 1964, Soviet Union and China had also conducted nuclear tests.

According to the book, when India won the war with Pakistan in the year 1965, America became restless. After winning the war, India started moving rapidly towards nuclear power, seeing which America’s concern had increased further. In the book, Robert Crowley, who was a CIA officer, accepted the conspiracy behind Bhabha’s plane crash.

In 2017, a mountaineer made a new disclosure

About 16 years before the death of Homi Bhabha, in the year 1950, an Air India plane had crashed on Mont Blanc. 48 people had died in that accident. In the year 2017, a climber named Daniel Roche claimed that he had found some remains of the aircraft near the crash site. However, it was not clear whether the pieces found were from the 1950 plane crash or the 1966 plane crash in which Homi Bhabha was also aboard.

At the same time, Roche also got the engine of another aircraft. Seeing all these things, Roche believed that the plane in which Homi Bhabha was traveling had collided with another plane at the time of the accident. Roche says that if the plane number 101 had crashed directly into the mountains, then there should have been a big explosion, because there was about 41 thousand tons of oil in the plane at that time.

Roche further said that he believed that this aircraft must have collided with an Italian aircraft. But the oxygen at such an altitude would have been so low that there would have been no chance of an explosion after the collision.

Regarding Homi Bhabha, Roche said, “He does not know whether it was an accident or a conspiracy and Bhabha was about to give India the first atomic bomb… I feel it is my duty to tell the truth to the world on the basis of evidence.” . If the Government of India wants, I am ready to give them these documents and the luggage of the passengers dropped during the crash.

Homi Bhabha wanted to take India forward with nuclear power
Homi Bhabha, known as the father of nuclear in India, was a well-known nuclear physicist. He studied at Cambridge, where he got international recognition for his work. Bhabha has also worked in the Cavendish Library, where many major discoveries have been made.

When World War 2 was going on, Homi Jehangir Bhabha had come to India. He was so attached to India that he made up his mind to stay here. In India, Homi Bhabha started working in CV Raman’s lab at the Indian Institute of Science. After which he became the founder and director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai.

Bhabha believed that if India had to move forward as a global power, it would have to develop its nuclear capabilities, and also develop an atom bomb. Homi Bhabha had told his close friend and former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru that only science is the way of progress.