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Nayudamma Awards presented to two woman scientists

The prestigious Nayudamma Award has been presented jointly to two women scientists - Tessy Thomas, Director of DRDO's Advanced Systems Laboratory, Hyderabad and Geeta Varadan from ISRO here on Sunday at a function organised by the Nayudamma Memorial Trust.

No gender bias in science: Missile expert Thomas

Scientist Tessy Thomas, who guided the team behind Agni-V, calls it a "weapon of peace" and says there is no gender discrimination in science.

`Rocket Woman` propels India`s missile mission

Thomas also wants to see Indian women taking on combat roles in the armed forces.