Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tessy Thomas: The Woman behind Indian Missile 'Agni-V' Development

Hailed as a trail blazer in male-dominated India, 48 years old Roman Catholic Tessy Thomas juggles domestic duties with her day job-as the country’s top ballistic missile expert. 

Tessy Thomas: Indian Missile Woamn

Thomas was project director for the Agni V long-range nuclear-capable missile which was test-fired last week in a major military advance that will give India the ability to hit all of rival China’s cities for the first time.

Celebrated as “Missile Woman” in the local media, she has lent a new and unusual face to the secretive world of India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

Read details: Kuwait Times


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