Meet 'Divya Putri', Scientist Behind Agni-5 Missile With Multiple Warheads

Meet ‘Divya Putri’, Scientist Behind Agni-5 Missile With A number of Warheads

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Sheena Rani is a scientist on the Superior Programs Laboratory of the DRDO.

New Delhi:

India efficiently examined the Agni-5 missile with a number of warheads yesterday and the large feat was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who referred to as it ‘Mission Divyastra’. The undertaking was led by a girl scientist from the nation’s missile advanced in Hyderabad, Sheena Rani, who has been engaged on the Agni missile methods since 1999.

The Agni-5 missile with A number of Independently Targetable Re-entry Car (MIRV) know-how is being termed by many because the crowning glory for the  twenty-fifth yr of Ms Rani – India’s newest shero and now ‘Divya Putri’ – at India’s defence analysis company.

“I’m a proud member of the DRDO fraternity that helps defend India,” she asserts.

She follows within the illustrious footsteps of India’s legendary missile technologist ‘Agni Putri’ Tessy Thomas, who performed a key function within the improvement of the Agni collection of missiles.

Referred to as a ‘powerhouse of vitality’, the 57-year-old is a scientist on the Superior Programs Laboratory of the Defence Analysis Growth Organisation (DRDO) in Hyderabad.

A skilled electronics and communications engineer with experience in laptop science Sheena Rani studied on the Faculty of Engineering in Thiruvananthapuram. She labored for eight years at India’s foremost civilian rocketry lab, the Vikram Sarabhai House Middle (VSSC).

Publish the Pokhran Nuclear take a look at of 1998, she moved to the DRDO as a lateral entry.

Since 1999, Ms Rani has been engaged on the launch management methods for the complete Agni collection of missiles.

She attracts inspiration and motivation from India’s ‘Missile Man’ former President of India and former head of the DRDO, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Curiously, she mirrors Dr Kalam’s profession path, since he additionally began his profession on the ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai House Middle after which moved to the DRDO to steer the Built-in Guided Missile Growth Program.

One other one who has helped her form her profession, she says, is Dr Avinash Chander, the missile technologist who led DRDO via some tough years. Dr Chander described Sheena Rani as “all the time smiling, prepared to innovate and her dedication to the Agni missile program is spectacular, yesterday’s launch was a crowning glory for her”.

Her husband, PSRS Sastry, additionally labored with the DRDO on missiles and was additionally in-charge of the Kautilya Satellite tv for pc launched by ISRO in 2019 and used for gathering digital intelligence.

The DRDO confirmed it performed the primary profitable flight take a look at of the indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with A number of Independently Targetable Re-Entry Car ( MIRV) know-how. The flight take a look at named ‘Mission Divyastra’ was carried out from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. Varied Telemetry and radar stations tracked and monitored a number of re-entry autos. The mission completed the designed parameters.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi praised the efforts of the DRDO scientists who participated within the conduct of the advanced Mission. In a publish on social media platform X, he mentioned, “Pleased with our DRDO scientists for Mission Divyastra, the primary flight take a look at of indigenously developed Agni-5 missile with A number of Independently Targetable Re-entry Car (MIRV) know-how.”

The missile is a sport changer for regional geopolitics and a drive multiplier and made with state-of-the-art, advanced indigenous know-how. The crew is correct now filled with pleasure after having met all of the supposed aims.

The brand new weapon system made by the DRDO has MIRV know-how, which ensures {that a} single missile can deploy a number of conflict heads and hit targets at completely different areas concurrently. It could possibly assist evade enemy anti-ballistic missile system capabilities.

With this, India has joined the choose membership of countries – US, UK, Russia, France and China – which have the MIRV know-how. India is the sixth nation to have MIRV-capable missiles.

An MIRV payload entails a single missile carrying a number of nuclear warheads, every programmed to hit a separate goal. This implies the optimum use of a single missile and offers India the aptitude of focusing on adversaries within the east and west inside a 5,000-plus km radius.

To make this efficient, the system can also be outfitted with indigenous avionics methods and high-accuracy sensor packages, which be certain that the re-entry autos precisely attain the goal factors, sources mentioned.

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