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WINGS OF FIRE
Wings of Fire by A P J Abdul Kalam Book Cover.jpg
Book cover for A P J Abdul Kalam's Wings of Fire.
Author A P J Abdul Kalam with arun tiwari
Cover artist Photograph courtesy: The Week
Subject India journey to self-reliance in technology
Genre Autobiography
Publisher Universities Press
Publication date 1999
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 180 (paperback edition)
ISBN ISBN 81-7371-146-1 (paperback edition)
OCLC Number 41326410
LC Classification Q143.A197 A3 1999
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam (1999) is an autobiography of A P J Abdul Kalam,[1] former President of India. It was written by Dr. Kalam[2] and Arun Tiwari.[3] Kalam examines his early life, effort, hardship, fortitude, luck and chance that eventually led him to lead Indian space research, nuclear and missile programs. Kalam started his career, after graduating from Aerospace engineering at MIT (Chennai), India, at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and was assigned to build a hovercraft prototype. Later he moved to ISRO and helped establish the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and pioneered the first space launch-vehicle program. During the 1990s and early 2000, Kalam moved to the DRDO to lead the Indian nuclear weapons program, with particular successes in thermonuclear weapons development culminating in the operation Smiling Buddha and an ICBM Agni (missile).
Contents [hide]
1 Translations
2 Structure
2.1 Orientation
2.2 Creation
2.3 Propitiation
3 Pictures
4 References
5 External links
Translations[edit]

The autobiography first published in English, has so far been translated and published in 13 languages including Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Oriya, Marathi apart from

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