India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - Unique amongst global heads of state, The President of India, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, is one of India's most distinguished scientists. According to the flyleaf, he was responsible for the development of India's first satellite launch vehicle, the SLV-3 and various strategic missiles amongst other indigenous technologies. In addition to these achievements for which he has won numerous awards and honors, he is a muslim head of state of a largely hindu country.
Written in 1998, the book is dedicated to a little schoolgirl, who, when asked by him, "What is your ambition?" answered, "I want to live in a developed India."