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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.

    Chemical Weapons Convention: Past, Present and Future

    The Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is an arms control treaty that outlaws the production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and their precursors. This convention came into force on 29 April 1997. This convention is the effort of some 20 years of negotiations at the Conference of Disarmament (CD).

    Why countries across the world trust ISRO to launch their satellites into space

    September 22, 2018

    Senior Fellow, IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article on the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), titled ‘Why countries across the world trust ISRO to launch their satellites into space’ was published in ‘Daily O’ on September 22, 2018.

    According to the Gp Capt Lele, ISRO is fast becoming a powerful vehicle of India’s soft power.

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    Is ISRO Up for PM Modi’s ‘Indian in Space’ Challenge Without Cutting Corners?

    August 18, 2018

    Senior Fellow, IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article on Prime Minister Modi’s ambitious plan to send the first Indian human to the space on Indian spacecraft, titled ‘Is ISRO Up for PM Modi’s ‘Indian in Space’ Challenge Without Cutting Corners?’ was published by News 18, on August 18, 2018.

    The article suggests that it remains to be seen if PM Modi’s plan is ambitious, as well as pragmatic. However, at this point in time, some broad assessment could be made to appreciate the feasibility for this mission.

    TRAI chief RS Sharma's Aadhaar debacle should be a learning experience for all

    August 01, 2018

    Senior Fellow, IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article on cyber security, titled ‘TRAI chief RS Sharma's Aadhaar debacle should be a learning experience for all’ was published in ‘Daily O’ on August 01, 2018.

    There is a considered view that cyber security is actually a myth and anything and everything which operates on the system of ‘zeros and ones’ is hackable, reads the article.

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    The Truth about Chemical Attack in Syria

    June 04, 2018

    Senior Fellow, IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article on chemical attack in Syria, titled ‘The Truth About Chemical Attack in Syria’ was published in the June 2018 edition of Defence and Security Alert.

    The article traces the logic behind the chemical attack in Syria.

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    Ajey Lele’s Article on US Move to Cancel North Korea Summit Published in Daily O

    May 25, 2018

    Senior Fellow, IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article on US move to cancel the North Korea Summit, titled ‘Implications of Donald Trump cancelling North Korea summit with Kim Jong-un’ was published in ‘Daily O’ on May 5, 2018.

    The article analyses the US president’s decision and argues that he must understand that at times diplomacy is also about losing a battle to win a war.

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    Trump's push to NASA for Moon mission is a game changer

    December 14, 2017

    Senior Fellow, IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article on NASA’s moon mission, titled ‘Trump's push to NASA for Moon mission is a game changer’ was published in ‘Daily O’ on December 14, 2017.

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    Hypersonic Weapons

    Hypersonic weapons are weapons that move at speeds of Mach 5 or more. Presently, hypersonic weapon technology is a work in progress and these weapons are yet to become fully operational for military deployment.

    Mother of All Bombs: A New Age Weapon of Mass Destruction?

    Given the advertisement surrounding the use of MOAB, it is possible that the Trump administration is signalling to its adversaries the very lethal weapons in its arsenal and its willingness to use them.

    April 18, 2017

    “What’s down” side of “What’s up?”

    Human rights, privacy and protection of confidentiality are important issues, but so are the requirements of intelligence agencies which have to contend with the inhumane activities of terrorist groups and individuals.

    April 07, 2017

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