Missile Defence

Farewell to India's Missile Man

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam came to be known as India's "Missile Man" amongst political circles following his aggressive pursuit of nuclear weapon and strategic missile defence programmes, both of which were considered by him as vital milestones to ensuring security and becoming a global superpower. Even in his hawkish political endeavours, Dr Kalam remained fundamentally committed to the promotion of education and science, firmly believing they would give Indian society a much-needed edge in the new globalised and interdependent world.