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  • Ajey Lele

    Senior Fellow
    Email: 
    ajey.lele@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person was Senior Fellow at MP-IDSA till April 2022

    Group Captain Ajey Lele (Retd.) was Senior Fellow in the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and heads its Centre on Strategic Technologies. He started his professional career as an officer in the Indian Air Force in 1987 and took early retirement from the service to pursue his academic interests. He has a Masters degree in Physics from Pune University, and Masters and MPhil degrees in Defence and Strategic Studies from Madras University. He has done his doctorate from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. His specific areas of research include issues related to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Space Security and Strategic Technologies. He has contributed articles to various national and international journals, websites and newspapers. He has authored nine books and has also has been an editor for seven books. He is a recipient of K. Subrahmanyam Award (2013) which is conferred for outstanding contribution in the area of strategic and security studies.

    Statement at the 22nd Session of the Conference of States Parties (CSP-22) to the Chemical Weapons Convention.
    Ajey Lele at CTC 2017

    Select Publications

    • MP-IDSA Consultant, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘India is onboard of China's Space Station’ has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on 01 November 2022.

      November 01, 2022
      IDSA News
    • MP-IDSA Consultant, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘ISRO’s LVM3-M2 mission: an expansion of India’s commercial activities’ has been published in ‘The Space Review’ on 31 October 2022.

      It would be of interest to see how India succeeds to fill the void created by Russia being removed from the launch market by sanctions. It is also important for India to develop its own market beyond filling this void, says Gp Capt Lele.

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      October 31, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘NASA, asteroids, and the Planetary Defence that gives the US strategic edge in space race’ has been published in Financial Express on 01 October 2022.

      NASA had employed a Kinetic Impact Method to shorten the orbital path of an asteroid called Dimorphos, which is around 6.5 million miles away from the Earth, writes Gp Capt Lele.

      October 01, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Consultant Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s book ‘Strategic Meteorology: Role of Weather in Wars’ has been published.

      September 30, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Consultant, MP-IDSA, Dr Ajey Lele’s article ‘ISS journey coming to an end’ has been published in Financial Express on 03 August 2022.

      August 03, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Senior Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Indo-Israel quantum technology collaboration with military focus’ has been published in the ‘Financial Express’ on 08 April 2022.

      In this era of Industry 4.0, it is important for India’s defence establishment to use various available resources to ensure that Indian armed forces benefit from the ongoing quantum revolution, says Gp Capt Lele.

      April 08, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Senior Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s commentary ‘Russia-Ukraine Conflict amid the "Fog" of WMDs’ has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on 29 March 2022.

      March 29, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Senior Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Ukraine Invasion: End of the US-Russia space bonhomie?’ has been published in Financial Express on 27 February 2022.

      The head of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, has tweeted that the International Space Station (ISS) could fall out of orbit and crash into the US or Europe as a result of sanctions on Russia, says Gp Capt Lele.

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      February 27, 2022
      IDSA News
    • Senior Fellow, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Chandrayaan- 3 to Gaganyaan: ISRO’s footprint for 2022 – money and missions’ has been published in Financial Express on 08 February 2022.

      During 2022, ISRO would be undertaking eight Launch Vehicle Missions, seven Spacecraft Missions, and four Technology Demonstrator Missions, says Gp Capt Lele.

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      February 08, 2022
      IDSA News
      • Publisher: Springer
        2021
      This book is about the strategic relevance of quantum technologies. It debates the military-specific aspects of this technology. Various chapters of this book cohere around two specific themes. The first theme discusses the global pattern of ongoing civilian and military research on quantum computers, quantum cryptography, quantum communications and quantum internet. The second theme explicitly identifies the relevance of these technologies in the military domain and the possible nature of quantum technology-based weapons. This thread further debates on quantum (arms) race at a global level in general, and in the context of the USA and China, in particular. The book argues that the defence utility of these technologies is increasingly becoming obvious and is likely to change the nature of warfare in the future.
      • ISBN: 978-3-030-72720-8 ,
      • Price: EUR 89.99
      Book
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