Standing by his comment that Arjuna’s arrow had nuclear power, West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar said that he subscribes to Indian history & culture. Dhankar said, “I am proud of it, I can join debate with anyone.” On January 14, speaking at an event, Dhankhar said flying objects existed during the time of Ramayana. His statement drew criticism from a section of scientists and scholars and several politicians.