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.

    ‘Chandrayaan-3: ISRO’s second attempt for soft-landing on a Moon’ Published by Taaza Khabar News

    July 15, 2023

    Consultant Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Chandrayaan-3: ISRO’s second attempt for soft-landing on a Moon’ has been published by Taaza Khabar News on 15 July 2023.

    If around 23 August 2023 ISRO manages to perform a soft landing on Moon’s surface, then it would become the fourth country in the world to achieve this distinction. Much depends on the success of this mission, for India to expand on its future Moon agenda, says Gp Capt Lele.

    Global Moon Agenda

    July 09, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Global Moon Agenda’ has been published in Financial Express on 09 July 2023.

    Total six manned missions landed on the Moon and till date there are only twelve men in the world, who are known to have walked on the Moon, says Gp Capt Lele.

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    Moon – Laboratory for Understanding the Universe

    July 09, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Moon – laboratory for understanding the universe’ has been published in Taaza Khabar News on 09 July 2023.

    During the last five decades or so, humans have understood many aspects of the Moon, but still, there is more to understand. Particularly, during the 21st century, various states have started looking at the Moon as a laboratory for a better understanding of the universe in general and the evolution of Earth in particular.

    Artemis Accords: India’s Policy Shift

    July 07, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Artemis Accords: India’s Policy Shift’ has been published in Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC) on 07 July 2023.

    Indian to the International Space Station: Is it 'Sare Jahan Se Accha' 2.0?

    July 04, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Indian to the International Space Station: Is it 'Sare Jahan Se Accha' 2.0?’ has been published in ‘The Wire’ on 04 July 2023.

    The proposed 2024 visit by an Indian to the ISS is unlikely to bring much value to India’s overall human mission agenda since there is very less time in hand, says Gp Capt Lele.

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    Artemis Accords and ASAT Power

    July 02, 2023

    Consultant Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Artemis Accords and ASAT Power’ has been published in Financial Express on 02 July 2023.

    The major limitation of these accords is that it offers a wider canvass for the private agencies without having any specific checks and balances in place. There is a lack of clarity about legal aspects in regards to Space tourism, says Gp Capt Lele.

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    Artemis Accords: What India stands to gain or lose?

    June 29, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Artemis Accords: What India stands to gain or lose?’ has been published in Taaza Khabar News on 29 June 2023.

    India joins the Artemis Accords

    June 26, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘India joins the Artemis Accords’ has been published in ‘The Space Review’ on 26 June 2023.

    With India becoming a part of this US-led global space regime/governance model, some questions are being raised about India’s space autonomy, says Gp Capt Lele.

    China's Quest to Explore the Earth's Core

    June 06, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s commentary ‘China's Quest to Explore the Earth's Core’ has been published by the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC), on 06 June 2023.

    China is digging a hole in the Earth's crust which is 10,000 metres (32,808 ft) deep. As per the available information, China began digging this deep borehole on May 30, 2023, in the Tarim Basin, in the oil-rich Xinjiang province, says Gp Capt Lele.

    Poisoning Of School Girls in Afghanistan: Mistake, Or Mischief

    June 06, 2023

    Consultant, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Poisoning of school girls in Afghanistan: mistake, or mischief’ has been published in ‘Taaza Khabar News’ on 06 June 2023.

    It may not be correct to associate the use of poisonous gas with an attempt to use chemical weapons. However, such incidents cannot be taken lightly…. Chemical weapons have been in use since the First World War, which also was known as the Chemist’s War, says Gp Capt Lele.

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