May 15, 2008 By Jothis Rajan
Kerala Woman is to Head
’s Key Missile Project - Agni-II A (2) India
45-year-old Dr Tessy Thomas of DRDO has been cleared to be appointed to the post of project director of the upgraded version of the 2000 km-long nuclear capable Agni-II missile.
Now she is the Associate Project Director of the 3,000 km range Agni-III missile project.
Dr Tessy Thomas,who did the post analysis of the failure of the first Agni-III missile, said there were some shortcomings in the test of the missile which were overcome for a smooth flawless test flight on May 7. There are 20 other women scientists working along with Thomas on the Agni-III programme.
A B.Tech from
, Thrissur Engineering College Kozhikode in Kerala and M.Tech from Pune,) She is a Keralite too)Tessy is an expert on all solid system propellant.