Ajey Lele

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

    A Missile in the Monkey’s Shadow?

    Iran’s investments in space should not be viewed only through the narrow prism of a nuclear threat but as a nascent attempt to challenge the West’s technological domination.

    January 31, 2013

    India’s New Science Policy is about Innovation

    STI 2013 envisages the creation of a word-class infrastructure for R&D and skill development as well as encouraging the scientific community by providing adequate opportunities and better career options.

    January 09, 2013

    India-Japan Join Hands to Challenge China’s Rare Earth Monopoly

    The most interesting aspect of India and Japan coming together is that they are also proposing to engage with other states where REEs are available for excavation.

    November 20, 2012

    China to Launch Satellite for Sri Lanka: India’s Missed Opportunity?

    India has much to learn from China with regard to using space as an ‘instrument of influence’ and also needs to expand the global footprint of its expertise.

    November 16, 2012

    The Existing Biological Threat: Evaluating the Seventh Review Conference of the BTWC

    The Existing Biological Threat: Evaluating the Seventh Review Conference of the BTWC

    Bio terrorism is emerging more as possibility in the 21st century not only because of the changing nature of terrorism but also because of rapid growth in life sciences. These developments have been a concern for the BWC regime. In this backdrop the paper discusses the 7th Review Conference which was concluded in December 2011.

    Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality?

    • Publisher: Springer
      2013

    This book explores the character and contours of the Asian Space Powers. At present, Asian states like China, Japan and India are found investing in space technologies with analogous social and scientific and probably with divergent military intents. Other Asian states like Israel, South Korea and Malaysia are also making investments in the space arena. States like Iran and North Korea are faulted for using space launches as a demonstrative tool to achieve strategic objectives. This work examines this entire maze of activities to unearth where these states are making these investments to accomplish their state-specific goal or are they also trying to surpass each other by engaging in competition.

    • ISBN 978-81-322-0732-0,
    • Price: 129,95 €
    2013

    GSAT-10 is a success but ISRO needs to advance its Launch Capabilities

    India’s inadequacies in the space arena are not limited to how much weight its launch vehicles can carry into space but also extends to the number of launches that ISRO can carry out in a year.

    October 01, 2012

    Space Sustainability: Consent to Security Insurance

    On 6 June 2012 the European Union (EU) launched a multilateral diplomatic process to discuss and negotiate an International Code of Conduct (CoC) for outer space. This CoC is designed as a complementary mechanism for the existing framework and for ensuring the security, safety and sustainability of all outer space activities. Space sustainability is about ensuring that outer space is used for the advancement of society and providing society with the various benefits of space technologies.

    September 2012

    Decoding the International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities

    Decoding the International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities
    • Publisher: Pentagon Security International
      2013

    Space technologies are critical to diverse human activities including communication, education, navigation, and remote sensing, meteorology disaster management and military. Naturally, keeping the space assets secure has become a major necessity for the states. Any damage to such assets would lead to excruciating consequences.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-687-9,
    • Price: ₹. 695/-
    • E-copy available
    2012

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