Missile Women of India

Who was the Missile Women of India? Learn Here

He is the ‘Missile woman of India’, and was handpicked by Dr. A.P.J Kalam to become the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India.

Be it NASA or ISRO, leading the biotech companies, or doing rocket science, Indian women have marked their contributions time and beyond. This is a story of a passionate Indian woman, whose life sets an example for all women over the world, who are afraid to explore new areas in their careers.

Hailed as the ‘Missile woman of India’ in male-dominated India, Tessy Thomas is an Indian scientist and Director General of Aeronautical Systems and the former Project Director of Agni-IV missile in the DFefense Research and Development Organization. She invented the Re-entry Vehicle System or RVS, which helps the missile to re-enter the atmosphere with a thundering velocity.

She was handpicked by Dr. A.P.J Kalam to become the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India. The Agni-V was a prestige project for India and was seen as the nation’s rising power. Tessy was the mastermind behind the Agni series, the strongest weapon of the Indian defense.

Apart from being the ‘Agniputri’ of India and serving the nation as an engineer, she is also a great mother and wife. As a human being, she is modest and lovable to all. She is definitely a trendsetter for all Indian women who are balancing their careers along with their families perfectly.


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A woman like Tessy is not just an example of excellence but also someone who breaks free from societal stigmas and pursues their dreams.

A trailblazer for women in technology, she was not afraid to stand up and voice her opinion in an area of extreme conflict and took the risk of standing up for her morals, ethics, and values. She grew up in an atmosphere where educating a girl child was considered to be a massive feat that any Indian parent performed.

However, she defied defined the ‘limits’ society had set and paved the way to define her own bounds. She has set an example of how important a role dedication and hard work play in developing an idea. Tessy Thomas is the quintessential role model for all those women aspiring to be a scientist. More power to her!

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