Ajey Lele

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

    Space Debris: Is the USA Serious about Solving the Problem?

    January 11, 2023

    Consultant Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Space debris: is the USA serious about solving the problem?’ has been published in Taazakhabar News on 11 January 2023.

    It is not clear why is USA on one hand pushing for a mechanism to stop ASAT tests which end up creating space debris, while on another hand it wants to go solo when it comes to the physical removal of debris. This raises suspicion about the actual intent of the US toward ensuring global space security, says Gp Capt Lele.

    Indian Space Force: A Strategic Inevitability

    December 08, 2022

    Consultant Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Indian Space Force: A Strategic Inevitability’ has been published in Space Policy on 08 December 2022.

    The article attempts to recognise India's atypical space security challenges and debates on the possible response mechanism to these security challenges. The article further argues that constituting an Indian Space Force could be the most apt response mechanism in this context.

    India is Onboard of China's Space Station

    November 01, 2022

    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.

    ISRO’s LVM3-M2 Mission: An Expansion of India’s Commercial Activities

    October 31, 2022

    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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    NASA, Asteroids, and the Planetary Defence That Gives the Us Strategic Edge in Space Race

    October 01, 2022

    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.

    Strategic Meteorology: Role of Weather in Wars

    September 30, 2022

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

    ISS journey coming to an end

    August 03, 2022

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

    Indo-Israel Quantum Technology Collaboration with Military Focus

    April 08, 2022

    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.

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict amid the "Fog" of WMDs

    March 29, 2022

    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.

    Ukraine Invasion: End of the US-Russia space bonhomie?

    February 27, 2022

    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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