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India and its Potential

India and its Potential

(Penguin Petit)

APJ Abdul Kalam
,
YS Rajan
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Strength respects strength.’

In the period following World War II, as nations focused on developing their economies, security has come to mean more than just protecting borders. Other forms of security—food and economic security—have come to be of as much importance.

The term ‘strategic industries’ refers to industries that give India a decisive advantage over a broad range of areas and not just in a military context. Building strategic technology or industries today will find day-to-day applications two decades from now. It thus becomes imperative to develop these so that the future generation of Indians have new worlds to conquer and not struggle with challenges of the past.

In India and its Potential, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Y.S. Rajan highlight the possibilities that our country has yet to act upon, paving the way towards sustainable development.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Nov/2018

Length : 29 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

India and its Potential

(Penguin Petit)

APJ Abdul Kalam
,
YS Rajan

Strength respects strength.’

In the period following World War II, as nations focused on developing their economies, security has come to mean more than just protecting borders. Other forms of security—food and economic security—have come to be of as much importance.

The term ‘strategic industries’ refers to industries that give India a decisive advantage over a broad range of areas and not just in a military context. Building strategic technology or industries today will find day-to-day applications two decades from now. It thus becomes imperative to develop these so that the future generation of Indians have new worlds to conquer and not struggle with challenges of the past.

In India and its Potential, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Y.S. Rajan highlight the possibilities that our country has yet to act upon, paving the way towards sustainable development.

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APJ Abdul Kalam

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was one of India's most distinguished scientists,
responsible for the development of the country's first satellite launch vehicle
and the operationalization of strategic missiles. He also pioneered India
Vision 2020, a road map for transforming India. The President of India
between 2002 and 2007, Dr Kalam was awarded honorary doctorates from
thirty-eight universities and the country's three highest civilian honours-
the Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990) and Bharat Ratna
(1997). A prolific and bestselling author, he conducted lectures on societal
development in many international institutes and was involved in research
on different societal missions. Dr Kalam passed away in July 2015.

YS Rajan

Yagnaswami Sundara Rajan is a well-recognized authority and a thought leader on technology development, business management and society linkages. He held various positions of responsibility related to science and technology between 1988 and 2002 and has shaped key policies and implemented several successful R&D projects with industry participation. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2012. Srijan Pal Singh is an engineer and management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was with the Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Technology (IIST) where he directly worked with Kalam as a scientific advisor.

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