Ready To Fire: How India and I Survived the ISRO Spy Case is a book written by Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It is the story of how he and a few other scientists were falsely accused of espionage in the infamous ISRO spy case of 1994. The book offers an insider’s view of the case and how it was eventually resolved.
India’s Infamous Spy Case
The ISRO spy case of 1994 was one of the most sensational cases to have ever taken place in India. The case revolved around the alleged transfer of sensitive information and technology related to India’s cryogenic engine project from ISRO to foreign countries. Nambi Narayanan, along with four other scientists, were accused of espionage and arrested. However, the investigation was later found to be flawed and all charges were dropped.
How We Survived the Crisis
The book narrates the story of how Nambi Narayanan and the other accused scientists were able to survive the ordeal and come out unscathed. Through the book, Narayanan recounts the harrowing experience of being falsely accused and the psychological and emotional toll it took on him and his family. He also talks about the support he received from the public, which helped him stay strong and fight the case. Eventually, all charges were dropped and he was exonerated after spending 50 months in jail. The book is a testament to his courage and resilience in the face of adversity.
Ready To Fire: How India and I Survived the Isro Spy Case is an inspiring story of courage and resilience in the face of adversity. It is a must-read for anyone interested in learning more about the ISRO spy case and the struggles of those caught up in it. Nambi Narayanan’s story is a reminder of the power of the human spirit in the face of adversity and a testament to the strength of the Indian justice system.