Who is known as the Missile Woman of India?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : July 26th, 2022

Tessy Thomas is called the Missile Woman of India. She is Director General of Aeronautical Systems and Indian scientist and the former Project Director for Agni-IV missile in Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Answer: Tessy Thomas is known as the Missile Woman of India.

She has pursued BTech from Government Engineering College, Thrissur, and Mtech from the Institute of Armament Technology, Pune. She was born in April 1963 in Alappuzha, Kerala to a Syrian Christian family. At present, she is a scientist at DRDO. She joined DRDO in 1988 and worked on the design and development of the new generation ballistic missile, Agni.

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam appointed Tessy Thomas for the Agni Project. Besides, she was the associate project director of the 3,000 km range Agni-III missile project. She received the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for her contribution to the field of missile technology. Tessy Thomas was also awarded Dr. Thomas Cangan Leadership Award at the Faculty of Management Studies – Institute of Rural Management, Jaipur in 2018.


Who is known as the Missile Woman of India?

The Missile Woman of India is Tessy Thomas as she is the first woman to lead a missile project in India. She is a Scientist at DRDO.

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