What do the third and final parts of ‘Wings of Fire’ narrate?

Here we see Dr. Kalam on his journey to becoming the “Missile Man of India.” What an excellent leader he was is evident when he takes up the responsibility for shaping the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme. And as a result we see the development of five missiles – Prithvi, Trishul, Akash, Nag and Agni. This is how he got his nickname “Missile Man of India.”

Dr. Kalam pays his respect to the great minds in Indian space research with mixed feelings of joy and nostalgia. There are many black and white snapshots where we can see his real-life work.

The last part starts with Dr. Kalam becoming the Scientific Advisor to India’s Minister of Defence in 1992. How much he contributed to making India a nuclear power is detailed here. We also see the extent of his involvement in the successful nuclear tests at Pokhran, Rajasthan, in 1998.

Vision of India 2020 was charted out by him as ex-officio chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet (SACC). Here we get the list of his ideas and advice for the future of India.

Thus, we see a middle-class boy hailing from a village, rocketing on to space and success. We realize the truth in his words that dreams are that which prevent us from sleeping.

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