But there was another Shankar, beyond those mathematical equations and derivations, who aspired to touch many more corners of life’s convex polyhedron.
Indian aerospace events and heroes
Valluri had many stellar accomplishments in his distinguished career, but his 19 long years (1965-1984) as NAL’s Director were so intense, passionate, and momentous that everything before and after those two decades pales somewhat in comparison.
Someone asked Kalam why India needed intercontinental missiles. “You want to know why? My answer is very simple. Because strength respects strength!”
By joining National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Jha’s career acquired the right direction and focus at the most opportune moment – he would go on to become a truly successful, and much decorated, aerospace scientist.
The way we did R&D in aeronautics in 1990 is likely to be completely different from what it will be in 2020. Big data analytics will be the game changer.
An appreciation of Professor Roddam Narasimha’s innings as Director of National Aerospace Laboratories. Narasimha was recently awarded Padma Vibhushan.
A reconstruction of the unfortunate IC 605 air crash on February 14, 1990 at Bangalore. This was an accident that should never have happened!
A report of a compelling first-person account by an IAF pilot about how the Kargil air war was won in 1999 by using the high flying Mirage aircraft.