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.

    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.

    Understanding the Context and Concerns Over North Korea's 'Spy Satellite Launch'

    November 24, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s opinion piece ‘Understanding the Context and Concerns over North Korea's 'Spy Satellite Launch'’ has been published in ‘The Wire’ on 24 November 2023.

    The US, South Korea and Japan condemned the launch, accusing Pyongyang of using ballistic missile technology in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions. Can such a maximalist position against North Korea yield anything? asks Gp Capt Lele.

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    Ongoing Wars and Environmental Hypocrisy

    November 08, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s opinion piece ‘Ongoing Wars and Environmental Hypocrisy’ has been published in Financial Express on 08 November 2023.
    In recent times, this realisation has come after the 1991 Gulf War. During this war, around 600 Kuwaiti oil wells and facilities were put on fire, says Gp Capt Lele.

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    ISRO develops its agenda for the future

    October 23, 2023

    Consultant Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s opinion piece ‘ISRO develops its agenda for the future’ has been published in ‘The Space Review’ on 23 October 2023.

    With the recent success of the Chandrayaan-3 mission, India has demonstrated its capabilities in the domain of space. However, it is also important for ISRO to do some soul-searching before preparing a roadmap for the future, says Gp Capt Lele.

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    Israel Accused of using White Phosphorus

    October 18, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Israel accused of using White Phosphorus’ has been published in Financial Express on 18 October 2023.

    Today’s wars are much beyond the actual warfare and involve the role of major powers and also that of NGOs, perception management and media management, says Gp Capt Lele.

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    Hamas Attack and Israeli Intelligence Failure

    October 13, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Hamas attack and Israeli intelligence failure’ has been published in Taaza Khabar News on 13 October 2023.

    In this attack, there is a major lesson for various states, which are tackling terrorism. At no point in time, the state security machinery can afford to lower its guard. Also, it is important to note that technology is just a tool for assistance. Machines replacing humans is not a good idea in the context of national security, says Gp Capt Lele.

    Chandrayaan-3 : India on the Moon

    October 05, 2023

    Consultant Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s book ‘Chandrayaan-3: India on the Moon’ has been published by Rupa Publications, India.

    The book offers an overview of the Chandrayaan-3 mission and covers the evolution of India’s Moon programme. It traces India’s journey to the Moon, starting from its inception during the early 2000s.

    Digital Public Infrastructure and the G20: A Framework for Global Governance

    September 14, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s commentary ‘Digital Public Infrastructure and the G20: A Framework for Global Governance’ has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on 14 September 2023.

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