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.

    Operation Neptune Spear and Role of Technology

    The US Special Forces undertook Operation Neptune Spear nicknamed “Geronimo” to kill Osama bin Laden on May 02, 2011. The importance of this operation is momentous. In the absence of any detailed disclosure by the US administration (till date) about the conduct of this operation, except the press conference held by intelligence officials immediately after the operation, it becomes difficult to study this operation in depth. On the other hand both multiple narratives of this operation are available in electronic and print media.

    October 2011

    Challenges for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)

    Chemical science has a direct relationship with human life. In order to celebrate the value of chemistry, the United Nations (UN) has declared 2011 as the ‘International Year of Chemistry’. Various bodies of the UN including UNESCO and other organisations like the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have been entrusted with popularising the science of chemistry.

    September 2011

    The PSLV-C18 Mission and Indo-French Collaboration in Space

    India and France must now develop a joint marketing strategy for satellite launches and also concentrate on the joint design and development of satellites for smaller developing countries.

    October 14, 2011

    The Significance and Implications of Tiangong I

    China’s development of a space station is not only for the purpose of scientific experimentation but also to showcase its technological and economic strength.

    October 07, 2011

    China launches a communications satellite for Pakistan

    China’s launch of Pakistan’s first communications satellite demonstrates a deepening of their technological cooperation.

    August 24, 2011

    Breivik’s Interest in Anthrax and Religious Extremism

    The history of the use of biological agents by non-state actors indicates that radical groups, religious fanatics and even disgruntled scientists have engaged in bioterrorism

    August 02, 2011

    GSAT-12: Boosting Transponder Demand

    The larger issue which the GSAT-12 launch brings to the fore is that of the mounting demand for satellite transponders and India’s capabilities in this regard.

    July 19, 2011

    The Last Space Shuttle Flight

    The US is stopping the shuttle programme by design and not for want of technology or money; nor does discontinuing the space shuttle indicate that the US has lost the space race.

    July 13, 2011

    Success of GSAT-8 and Future of India’s Space Programme

    While the GSAT-8 has been successfully launched, the future of the GSLV programme continues to be under a cloud after the twin failures in 2010.

    May 25, 2011

    ISRO’s Successful PSLV-C16 Flight

    With the successful sixteenth flight of the PSLV-C16, the “feel good” factor has returned to ISRO which was buffeted by failures and controversy over the last year.

    April 25, 2011

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