New Delhi: India's 'Agni Putri', Tessy Thomas, the woman behind the successful test firing of the country's first inter continental ballistic missile Agni-V, says she doesn't mind the nickname given to her, as far as it is with affection.
Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Thomas said that when she started her career as a scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), she had only four female colleagues. She adds gleefully that the numbers have increased now.
Here's the full text of the interview:
CNN-IBN: A woman in a male bastion " the DRDO... She is being called 'Agni Putri'. Project Director Tessy Thomas, who guided a team of scientists to successfully test fire Indian's first ICBM. Many congratulations from the entire CNN-IBN team for your contribution at Wheeler Island. Have you got used to being called 'Agni Putri'?...more
08:25 AM, Apr 21, 2012
Beijing: Chinese experts feel that there is more to India's successful long-range nuclear-capable missile Agni-V than what New Delhi is saying. A Chinese researcher said the missile "actually has the potential to reach targets 8,000 kilometers away". Du Wenlong, a researcher at China's PLA Academy of Military Sciences, told the Global Times that the Agni-V "actually has the potential to reach targets 8,000 kilometers away". Du added that "the Indian...
01:03 PM, Apr 20, 2012