Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd)

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Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd)

Asst. Director (Admin.)

Joined IDSA

Worked as Research Fellow from September 2001 to February 2015 and subsequently taken over as Asst. Director (Admin)


Weapons of Mass Destructions with major emphasis on Biological Weapons, Space and National Security, Non Military Threats


PhD, Disarmament Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University; MSc and MPhil (Defence and Strategic Studies), Madras University; MSc (Physics), Pune University

Select Publications

  • Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality? (Springer)
  • Strategic Technologies for the Military: Breaking New Frontiers (SAGE Publication: New Delhi, 2009)
  • Weather and Warfare (IDSA & Lancer Publishers: New Delhi, 2006).
  • Bio-Weapons: The Genie in the Bottle (Lancer Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi, 2004).
  • "Pakistan's Space Capabilities," Air Power, Spring 2005.
  • "China: A Growing Military Space Power," Astropolitics, Spring 2005.
  • "Galileo: EU's Footprint in Space," Indian Defence Review, April-June 2004.
Other Publications