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.

    New FDI Policy to Propel Indian Space Sector to Greater Heights

    February 28, 2024

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘New FDI Policy to Propel Indian Space Sector to Greater Heights’ has been published in Geo Spatial World on 28 February 2024.

    There is great potential within the Indian industry and some of them are expected to offer a launch facility in the near future. In the coming future, after the operationalization of its Gaganyaan program, India should be able to exploit this technology for commercial purposes too, says Gp Capt Lele.

    The Evolution of India’s Weather Satellite Programs

    February 19, 2024

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘The evolution of India’s weather satellite programs’ has been published in ‘The Space Review’ on 19 February 2024.

    The time has come for IMD to look beyond ISRO and be involved in more international projects and engage India’s private industry to fulfill their requirements, says Gp Capt Lele.

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    Russia-Ukraine War: Starlink Row Offers a Cautionary Tale on Role of Private Space Industry in Wars

    February 16, 2024

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Russia-Ukraine War: Starlink Row Offers a Cautionary Tale on Role of Private Space Industry in Wars’ has been published in ‘The Wire’ on 16 February 2024.

    A controversy emerged after Ukraine claimed that the Russian forces are using Starlink internet services in occupied areas. Despite Space X claiming that it has no links with Russia, the controversy refuses to die down, says Gp Capt Lele.

    Space-related incidents during Taiwan’s elections

    January 29, 2024

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s opinion piece ‘Space-related incidents during Taiwan’s elections’ has been published in ‘The Space Review’ on 29 January 2024.

    There is a possibility that Taiwan could have used the opportunity of the flyover of the satellite launch vehicle to raise the China bogeyman during election time, says Gp Capt Lele.

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    The Moon is a Tough Customer

    January 25, 2024

    Consultant Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s opinion piece ‘The Moon is a Tough Customer’ has been published in ‘The Wire’ on 25 January 2024.

    Even with technologically developed states like Israel and Japan, the private industry is not experiencing success with missions such as Moon landings, says Gp capt Lele.

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    India’s mission for understanding the dynamics of the Sun

    January 08, 2024

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘India’s mission for understanding the dynamics of the Sun’ has been published in The Space Review on 8 January 2024.

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    PSLV-C58 Mission: ISRO Launches a Science Satellite

    January 03, 2024

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘PSLV-C58 mission: ISRO launches a science satellite’ has been published in Financial Express on 3 January 2024. This satellite would be looking for all around 50 potential cosmic sources to collect information and the mission life would be around five years, says Gp Capt Lele.

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    A Look at China’s Ambitious Spaceplane Missions

    January 01, 2024

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘A Look at China’s Ambitious Spaceplane Missions’ has been published in The Wire on 1 January 2024. In December, China launched its third spaceplane mission, deploying six 'mysterious wingmen' into the Earth's orbit which are being tracked by the US Space Force, says Gp Capt Lele.

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    Henry Kissinger: The diplomat par excellence

    December 01, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt AjeyLele’s article ‘Henry Kissinger: The diplomat par excellence’ has been published in Financial Express on 01 December 2023.

    In the history of the US governments, he is the only individual till date, to hold a dual responsibility of national security adviser and secretary of state at the same time, says Gp Capt Lele.

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    Securing Our World: Countering Chemical Terrorism in the Age of New Technologies

    November 29, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Securing Our World: Countering Chemical Terrorism in the Age of New Technologies’ has been published by Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on 29 November 2023.

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