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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.

    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

    Fifty Years of the Outer Space Treaty: Tracing the Journey

    • Publisher: Pentagon Press
      2016

    Developments in the outer space arena post the erstwhile USSR launching the first man-made satellite Sputnik in space on 4 October 1957 have transformed the world significantly. In order to ensure the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) was set up by the United Nations General Assembly in 1959.

    • ISBN 978-81-8274-948-1,
    • Price: ₹. 995
    • E-copy available
    2017

    China’s 2016 Space White Paper: An Appraisal

    While the December 2016 White Paper sheds enough light on China’s growing ambitions in the space sector, it at the same time only reveals what China wants the rest of the world to know.

    January 06, 2017

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