To succeed in your mission, you must have single- minded devotion to your goal. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

To succeed in your mission, you must have single-  minded devotion to your goal. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
To succeed in your mission, you must have single-  minded devotion to your goal. -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam is a scientist and politician who served his country

(India) as president from 2002 to 2007.

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, 1931 in India. A long running scientist, Abdul

Kalam's prominent role in India’s in 1998 nuclear weapons tests. In 2002, India ruling

National Democratic Alliance helped him win election against the country's former

president. Abdul Kalam became India's 11th president, in July 2002.

Kalam basically  Born at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul

Kalam specialized in Aeronautical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology which

is in Tamil Nadu. Dr. Abdul Kalam gave significant contribution as Project Director to

develop India's 1st indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III) which was successfully

injected the Rohini satellite in the near earth orbit in July, 1980 and made India as

member of Space Club. Kalam was responsible for the evolution of ISRO's launch vehicle

programme and particularly the PSLV configuration. After working for 2 decades in

ISRO, Dr. Abdul Kalam took the responsibility of developing Indigenous Guided Missiles at

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as the Chief Executive of

Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). He was also responsible for

the development of AGNI and PRITHVI Missiles. Abdul Kalam was the Scientific Adviser for

Defence Minister and Secretary and Department of Defence Research & Development

from July, 1992 - December, 1999. During this period he guided to the weaponisation of

strategic missile systems and the Pokhran-2 nuclear tests in collaboration with

Department of Atomic Energy and which made India a nuclear weapon State. He also gave

big contribution in mission projects such as Light Combat Aircraft.

Dr. Kalam's also wrote some books - Wings of Fire, India 2020-A Vision for the New

Millennium, My journey and Ignited Minds - Unleashing the power within India. These

books have been translated in many Indian languages.

Dr. Abdul Kalam became the 11th President of India on 25th July 2002 and his main focus

is on transforming India into a developed nation.
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