A.P.J. Abdul Kalam; Y.S. Rajan India 2020

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The bestselling vision document for the future from one of India s most eminent scientists and thinkers
In this ground-breaking vision document, first published in 1998, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Y.S. Rajan offer a blueprint for India to be counted among the world s top five economic powers by the year 2020. They cite growth rates and development trends to show that the goal is not unrealistic. Past successes the green revolution and satellite-based communication linking remote regions of the country, for instance bear them out. The same sense of purpose can make us a prosperous, strong nation in a matter of years, assert Kalam and Rajan.

This is a book that every citizen who hopes for a better India must read.

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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is one of India s most distinguished scientists. He was responsible for the development of India s first satellite launch vehicle, the SLV-3, and the development and operationalization of strategic missiles. As chairman of the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council, he pioneered India Vision 2020, a road map for transforming India into an economically developed nation by 2020, focusing on PURA as a development system for countrywide implementation.

The President of India between 2002 and 2007, Kalam has been awarded honorary doctorates from thirty-eight universities and the country s three highest civilian honours Padma Bhushan (1981), Padma Vibhushan (1990) and Bharat Ratna (1997).

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 responsible for creating a series of documents related to Technology Vision 2020. After a thirty-year stint with the government, he joined the Confederation of Indian Industry in 1996, where he was principal adviser from 2004 to 2010. Currently an honorary distinguished professor at ISRO, Bangalore, he was awarded the Padma Shri in 2012.

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A book of dreams rooted in reality. --Indian Express

Combines the ideas of a visionary, the expertise of a great planner and the considered recommendations of some of India s best technology experts. --Businessworld

This is no ordinary book ... It should be in all libraries and on the desk of everyone who dreams about the future of India. --Tribune

Combines the ideas of a visionary, the expertise of a great planner and the considered recommendations of some of India s best technology experts. --Businessworld

This is no ordinary book ... It should be in all libraries and on the desk of everyone who dreams about the future of India. --Tribune

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