APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam 88th Jayanti: The man who contributed his whole life to make India powerful and proud

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The history of October 15 is recorded as the birthday of India’s missile man and former President APJ Abdul Kalam. The credit for making India endowed with nuclear power goes to APJ Abdul Kalam. APJ Abdul Kalam, by doing the year 1998, showed that the whole world, including America, that India is now a nuclear power.

APJ Abdul Kalam
APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam was born on 15 October 1931 in Dhanushkodi village ‘Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu’ to a Muslim Ansar family. You loved children and students very much and used to inspire them to dream big. APJ Abdul Kalam was addressing students in Shillong in the year 2015. He suffered a heart attack at the same time. After which he was taken to the hospital. But he could not be saved. This 11th President and great scientist of the country APJ Abdul Kalam died on 27 July 2015 in Shillong.

APJ Abdul Kalam ‘did something special during Pokhran test’.
Let us tell you that 11 May 1998 is a day when America has become known to the whole world that India too is endowed with nuclear power. A successful nuclear test was conducted in Pokhran, Rajasthan on 11 May 1998 in India. The then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and former President APJ Abdul Kalam were also present on the occasion. The great scientist APJ Abdul Kalam did something on this occasion without which this nuclear test was not possible at all.

The US did not get any news about it
nuclear test even though 22 years have passed, but even then the American Intelligence Agency ‘CIA’ was equipped with such technology. This agency of America could at any moment disclose the news of this nuclear test of India to the world. During this nuclear test, the great scientist was present in the uniform of Abdul Kalam Army and it was because of his technics that India kept the US in the dark about this test at that time.

Remember that during that time APJ Abdul Kalam was the head of DRDO. India was aware that the CIA supports Pakistan. Because of this, India did not want to let the US or CIA know about the nuclear test. The American agency, the CIA, was sceptical that the Indian government could conduct a nuclear test again after 1974. Therefore, every step of India’s nuclear scientists was being closely monitored by the US.

Let us tell you that Pakistan’s foreign minister Gauhar Ayub Khan had appealed at the international level to stop India from fulfilling its nuclear ambitions. Pakistan wanted this because the then Army General VP Malik had said that India should test its nuclear weapons. Pakistan was losing its courage and the CIA was on high alert.
Army’s help in making the test a success. India enlisted the help of the Indian Army to make the nuclear test a success. Let us tell you that 58 Engineering Regiment of the Indian Army became part of this test. To fool the CIA, trucks and other goods were transported as if they were carried on normal days.

This is how the entire mission was successful
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was then given a pseudonym and became Colonel Prithviraj from Abdul Kalam. Also, he never visited the test site in the group. He always travelled alone so that no one could get his clue. The army uniform made his work easier. CIA spies thought that they were all common army officers. They have no relation with nuclear scientists.
The entire plan was carried out by APJ Abdul Kalam together with Army Colonel Gopal Kaushik. The entire plan was worked out on the night of 10 May 1998. It was named Operation Shakti. During Operation Shakti, there were many codes such as White House, Taj Mahal and Kumbhkaran.

APJ Abdul Kalam

Scientists from DRDO, MDER and BARC were helping in important work like detonation. Media was kept away from it. Atomic bombs were transferred through four trucks of the Indian Army at three in the morning.

Colonel Umang Kapoor was commanding these trucks of Indian Army. After all this, India shocked the world by detonating three bombs. This test of India was condemned by many countries. In which America, China, Canada and Japan were at the forefront. During that time these countries also imposed restrictions on India. On the other hand, India was not condemned by Russia, the United Kingdom and France. In which America, China, Canada and Japan were at the forefront. During that time these countries also imposed restrictions on India. On the other hand, India was not condemned by Russia, the United Kingdom and France.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced after this
India’s immediate Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced that India has successfully conducted nuclear tests. He said that India too is now equipped with nuclear power. Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said that now we also have the capability of big bombs. He announced that our bombs will never be used as a weapon of aggression and to start wars.

APJ Abdul Kalam and Atal Bihari Bajpayee

10 interesting facts about APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam childhood

1. Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (APJ Abdul Kalam) was born on 15 October 1931 in Rameswaram.

2. Kalam’s father, who comes from a middle class Muslim family, used to rent boats to fishermen.

3. Abdul Kalam wrote in his biography- “I was 6 years old when my father started the work of making wooden boats.” These boats used to transport pilgrims from Rameshwaram to Dhanushkodi (also called Sethukarai). Dad’s business was going very well. One day the wind moved at a speed of 100 mph and there was a storm in the sea. Some people of Sethukkarai and our boats were washed away in the storm. At the same time, the Pamban bridge also broke and a train full of passengers crashed. Till then I had only seen the beauty of the sea. The immense and uncontrolled energy of the sea shocked me. ”

4. Abdul Kalam sold the newspaper to continue his early education. He graduated in astronomy from the Madras Institute of Technology in 1950. After which he entered the Indian Defense Research and Development Institute.

5. APJ Abdul Kalam was named Missile Man for making India self-sufficient in ballistic missile and launching technology. In 1982, Kalam was made the director of DRDL (Defense Research Development Laboratory) was made the director of. After which Kalam prepared the proposal for Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP) with Dr VS Arunachalam, Scientific Advisor to the then Defense Minister. Due to this, he made many missiles including Prithvi, Trishul, Akash, Nag, BrahMos for India. The country’s first missile was built under the supervision of Kalam.

APJ Abdul Kalam

6. Kalam played a pivotal, organizational, technical and political role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear test for the second time since India’s first original nuclear test in 1974. This test made India a nuclear power.

7. Kalam was elected President of India in 2002 with the support of both the ruling party BJP and the opposition Congress. After serving a period of five years, he returned to his civilian life of education, writing and public service.

8. Former President APJ Abdul Kalam was ready for his second term in 2012. But he backed out due to lack of support from the Congress. Historian Rajmohan Gandhi wrote in his book ‘Modern South India: A History from the Seventeenth Century to Our Times’ – “Some political parties, including BJP and Trinamool Congress, proposed a second term as President in front of Kalam in 2012. And he was also ready, but the Congress and its allies did not like the idea. Aware of lack of numbers, Kalam did not stand for election.

9. Kalam was a scientist, but he was particularly interested in literature. He also wrote many poems. He wrote many books.

10. He was awarded several prestigious awards including Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour. He died in Shillong on 27 July 2015.

APJ Abdul Kalam statue and Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted and said, ‘Dr. A tribute to Kalam on his birth anniversary. India can never forget his indelible contribution towards national development, whether he was a scientist or as the President of India. His life journey gives strength to millions of people.

Amit Shah tweeted and said, ‘Dr. A tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary. A visionary leader, the architect of India’s space and missile program, who always wanted to build a strong and self-reliant India. His contribution in the field of science and education is inspiring to all. ‘

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar wrote in his tweet, ‘A humble tribute to former President Dr Abdul Kalam Ji on his birth anniversary. His contribution to making India capable, empowered and capable of 21st century is incomparable. His ideals and precious thoughts will always inspire, he is the inspiration of youth. ‘

Rajnath wrote, ‘Salutations to former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on his birth anniversary. Committed to making the dream of a new and strong India, Kalam Saheb devoted his entire life to building the future of India. He will continue to inspire future generations. I pay tribute to him on his birth anniversary.