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Ajey Lele

Ajay Lele, a research fellow at IDSA, Delhi, is author of 'Mission Mars: India’s Quest for the Red Planet’

CPC’s 70th anniversary parade revealed China’s architecture for undertaking weather modification
Thu, Oct 03, 2019

Chinese authorities always try to ensure that they have blue skies during the conduct of such parades and festivities. However, this time, there was a cloud of smog hanging over Beijing.

ISRO’s Moon mission presents India a chance to reassess its space priorities
Wed, Sep 11, 2019

Going to the Moon and Mars is important for multiple reasons, including the quest for minerals and energy security. India should avoid getting swayed by rhetoric such as the “Space Race”.

Moon-bound again
Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Humanity has neglected the moon for the last five decades. Now, Chandrayaan 2 takes on the challenge

Space station are national projects, ISRO should involve private sector too
Tue, Jun 18, 2019

ISRO should invite private sector to join in building the proposed space station.

The successful ASAT test has earned India its rightful place on the high table
Fri, Mar 29, 2019

ASAT missile test is a demonstration of technological capability and a message of deterrence. It strengthens India’s claims to be a party to international negotiations on space.

Flying China to the moon
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

By landing a rover on the lunar surface,Beijing steals a march on its Asian rivals.

The late beginner advantage
Tue, Nov 12, 2013

The Mars mission is a technology demonstrator that will be important in planning Isro’s future missions

Growth engine
Thu, Apr 15, 2010

Local cryogenic technology; Indian space programme’s global options....

Tech against terror
Fri, Jan 22, 2010

The new national security advisor will have his plate full,whether or not some burden shifts from the NSA’s office to the home ministry.

Ready for lift-off
Fri, Oct 30, 2009

India should catch up in providing satellites to ASEAN countries

Turning success into failure
Tue, Sep 01, 2009

India’s much-publicised moon mission came to an abrupt end on August 29 when we lost radio contact with Chandrayaan-1.

The hacker state
Tue, Jul 14, 2009

Defiant North Korea appears to feel like demonstrating its military wherewithal. After successfully...

The other great game
Fri, Jun 19, 2009

There has been much debate in the past regarding India’s unwillingness to use air power when it fought its war with China in 1962.

Separate and equal
Tue, Apr 21, 2009

What lies behind official evasions over India’s satellite launch

Waiting,watching Kim
Tue, Apr 07, 2009

The North Korean missile test reveals India’s diplomatic compulsions

The Gaza lab
Thu, Jan 22, 2009

Israel’s Gaza strategy was old,but its weapons are new

India should be wise about Galileo
Tue, Oct 24, 2006

India would benefit immensely from having both the GPS and the Galileo systems

India should be wise about Galileo
Tue, Oct 24, 2006

India would benefit immensely from having both the GPS and the Galileo systems

Bird flu is also about security
Fri, Feb 24, 2006

The bird flu outbreak in India has revealed that we are a “risk society”, the phrase made popular by noted German sociologist, Dr ...

When fear takes wing
Thu, Jan 19, 2006

The fear of bird flu has again gripped the Eurasian continent. It appears that the worst scenarios predicted by the World Health Organisatio...

Disaster’s knock
Fri, Oct 14, 2005

Like the terrorist attack, natural disaster comes unannounced. Terrorist targets are normally predefined. However, in the case of natural ca...

Space as a military base
Mon, Jun 06, 2005

Recent wars have proved that observation from space is an integral part of modern day conflict. Space is considered the fourth dimension of ...

The sky is no limit
Fri, Apr 29, 2005

It's a strange coincidence that Air India approved the purchase of up to 50 long-range Boeing aircraft at a cost of about Rs 300 billion and...

Here comes the virus warrior
Fri, Mar 25, 2005

In the first week of March the largest ever gathering of Interpol’s senior officials and experts from 155 countries took place in Franc...

Bush II, the second lap
Wed, Feb 09, 2005

Apropos of the editorial, ‘Rice and the realism test’ (IE, February 8), it appears that Washington is planning for a non-military ...