It’s a quote with a cash value equivalent to Jaswant Singh’s "mole" claim. Except, this time Jaswant would have paid the price! Kremmer quotes a "Western diplomat" who was with Jaswant when the latter received the call informing him of the Pokhran-II tests. After the call was over, Kremmer quotes the unidentified diplomat as saying: "(Jaswant Singh) brought us into a tight group around him, and said, ‘You won’t believe this—India has just tested. Only five people knew. I have to go on TV tonight. This is dumb, dumb, dumb’."
But that is just about the only ‘Breaking News’ stuff in this warm look at India of the 1990s.