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  • Panetta’s Prescription for New Directions in US-India Defence Relations: Cyber and Space Security

    There is an ongoing global competition to gain dominance in the space and cyber domains; while going it alone might be the best policy, collaboration with clearly laid out guidelines and end-goals is not without its benefits.

    June 08, 2012

    Arvind Gupta, Amitav Mallik and Ajey Lele (eds), Space Security: Need for Global Convergence

    The book, Space Security: Need for Global Convergence, is about organizing the commons of Outer Space. The international legal framework for Outer Space, which has been in place for the last four decades, has, time and again, affirmed that Space must be used for peaceful purposes.

    April 2012

    Rahul Saini asked: Do you think that China's ASAT technology has enough teeth to cause tangible threat to Indian space based assets?

    Ajey Lele: On Jan 11, 2007 China has successfully demonstrated KKV (kinetic kill vehicle) technology as a part of its ASAT capability. It has also been reported that they have covertly developed and successfully test the jamming technologies which could be used for temporality or permanent jamming of enemy satellites. Also, there are unconfirmed reports about China having developed 'Parasitic satellite' which could be modified as space mines.

    Space Security: Need for a Proactive Approach

    Space Security: Need for a Proactive Approach

    Report of the IDSA-Indian Pugwash Society Working Group on Space Security

    • Publisher: Academic Foundation

    The objective of this report, prepared by a Working Group comprising leading experts in the field is to provide a multi-disciplinary analysis including the technological, legal, political, diplomatic, and security dimensions.

    • ISBN 9788171887620,
    • Price: ₹. 595/-

    Space Security and Global Cooperation

    Space Security and Global Cooperation
    • Publisher: Academic Foundation

    For the last five decades artificial satellites are being used to perform diverse roles in astronomy, atmospheric studies and education. They have been found useful for reconnaissance, meteorology, navigation, communication and search & rescue.

    • ISBN 13-978-81-7188-741-5,
    • Price: ₹ 695

    The Strategic Dimension of Iran’s Leap into Space

    In February 2007, Iran launched its first sub-orbital rocket that reached an altitude of 150 kms before falling back to Earth and deploying a parachute for recovery.1 Iran claimed that the rocket was intended for research and part of its goal of launching Iranian manufactured satellites on Iranian manufactured rockets.

    Summer 2008