Tue, Jul 28, 2015, 10:12 AM
APJ Abdul Kalam played a key role in setting up the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Nellore district. The then Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi decided to set up one more rocket launching pad in the country in addition to the existing launch pad in Kerala. She entrusted the task to Abdul Kalam to identify the suitable location, who then transferred to ISRO from DRDO. After taking up an aerial survey across the sea coast, Kalam recommended Sriharikota as ideal place for rocket launching to meet the country's security requirements.