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Ajey Lele

Gp. Capt. Ajey Lele (Retd.) is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi. Click here for detailed profile.

PSLV launches 20 Satellites in a Single Mission

June 28, 2016
PSLV launches 20 Satellites in a Single Mission

For India, at this point in time, ISRO developing expertise with multiple launch technology is more important from the commercial perspective.

God forgives, would Google?

June 06, 2016
God forgives, would Google?

At present, the entire debate on ‘right to be forgotten’ is mainly focused on individual freedom and individual rights. However, it is important to look at this issue from a security angle too.

Cyber Menace and Elections in The Philippines

May 12, 2016
Cyber Security

The cyber-attack on the election commission of The Philippines demonstrates the need for democracies to have a strong cyber security mechanism in place for the smooth conduct of elections.

India’s Space Security Policy: A Proposal

April 28, 2016
India’s Space Security Policy: A Proposal

It is time India devised a cohesive national policy to guard its interests in space and effectively address existing and emerging challenges.

Satellite for SAARC: Pakistan’s Missed Opportunity

April 19, 2016
Satellite for SAARC: Pakistan’s Missed Opportunity

SAARC satellite was an opportunity for Pakistan to display its enthusiasm for space cooperation with India, but its strategic calculations appear to have ‘jammed’ its vision.

North Korea: Launching a Satellite to Demonstrate ICBM Capability

February 18, 2016
North Korea: Launching a Satellite to Demonstrate ICBM Capability

North Korea may not have reached the level of expertise to develop an ICBM indigenously. But, in terms of declaration of intent, it has achieved all that it wants.

Rocket Launchers for Small Satellites

February 04, 2016
Rocket Launchers for Small Satellites

The increase in demand for small satellites is not supported by the best launch options. Various existing options have huge limitations. It is believed that ‘proliferation’ of small satellites technology is possible only if reliable and cost-effective launch options are made available.

Facebook’s Free Basics: A Digital Apartheid

January 07, 2016
Facebook’s Free Basics: A Digital Apartheid

Free Basics actually leads to converting the internet, which is supposed to be a global public good, into a ‘controlled’ platform. For some this even amounts to compromising on their ‘human rights’.

PSLV-C29: Demonstrating India’s Growing Space Capabilities

December 22, 2015
PSLV-C29: Demonstrating India’s Growing Space Capabilities

On December 16, ISRO demonstrated its growing capabilities with multiple burn fuel stage/rocket engine. In few years, ISRO is expected to put big primary payloads into different orbits by using a single rocket launcher.

Paris Exposes the Limitations of the West’s Approach to Counter Terrorism

November 18, 2015
Paris Exposes the Limitations of the West’s Approach to Counter Terrorism

Against the backdrop of the Paris attacks, there is a need to introspect about the effectiveness of the approaches adopted by major states to counter terrorism.

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