Inspiring Lives-19: "Missile Woman: Ms Tessy Thomas"

Tessy Thomas has multiple monikers. Missile Woman and Agni Putri are just a few of them. The 45-year-old from Kerala, after all, is India’s first woman scientist to head a strategic weapons project and was also part of the elite team responsible for Agni III. “It is a great sense of responsibility contributing to national security,” says Thomas, who was one of the 10 chosen by the Defence Research and Development Organisation after a national entrance test in 1985. Superwoman, indeed.

Courtesy: Jhilmil Motihar (compiled by), India Today, June 10, 2008
Grateful thanks to Jhilmil Motihar and India Today.
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