Qadeer Khan

Islamabad: At a time when the india is mourning the sudden demise of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, the ‘most respected ’ Pakistani nuclear scientist, has described Dr Kalam as just an `ordinary` scientist.

“India’s missile programme was developed with the help of Russia and Dr Kalam didn’t make a big difference in developing the missiles,” Khan, the father of Pakistan’s nuclear program, said in an interview to the BBC.

Khan also said that he couldn’t recall any major contribution made by Dr Kalam in the fields of satellite technology, missile technology or astro-physics.