Bharat’s achievements in the scientific domain in recent years have been spectacular. This is just as envisaged by our erstwhile beloved president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and his close associate Y.S. Rajan who predicted that this century may well belong to India;
Nuclear capability; self-sufficiency in food production; an array of indigenous satellites and missiles; an unmanned Moon mission and many more achievements are but the tip of the iceberg of what Bharat can achieve.
The realisation of the vision of a better future for everyone will require a keen understanding of our needs and this can only be achieved by tailoring our research and innovations to the goal of national development.
In The Scientific Indian the authors write about the core areas of scientific advancement that are crucial today: space exploration; satellite technology; missile development; earth and ocean resources; the biosphere; food production; energy and water harvesting; health care and communications; to name a few. For each aspect; the authors provide the context of recent progress on the global platform as well as Indian breakthroughs; before outlining a pragmatic vision of technological development that will propel India into the future.