Wednesday, July 8, 2009

India's "Missile Woman"

Popularly called 'Missile Woman', Tessy Thomas was first assigned to the Agni program in 1988 by 'Missile Man' and former President A P J Abdul Kalam, after she joined the Defense Research and Development Organization, . The missile will propel India towards having powerful ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) capabilities.

An expert on 'solid system propellants' which fuel the Agni missiles,
Tessy is a B.Tech from Thrissur Engineering College, Calicut and M.Tech from Pune-based Defence Institute of Advanced Technologies. Tessy has been associated with the Agni program for around two years now. She is currently based at the Advanced Systems Laboratory.

Tessy Thomas, who was made the project director of the 2,500 km Agni II missile last year has now been appointed as the project director of India's most ambitious missile, the 5000 km Agni V. The missile is slated to be tested for the first time next year

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