India's Perspective on Space Security - PSSI Space Security Guest Lecture with Dr. Ajey Lele


17 May 2021, 15:00 CET


Dr. Ajey Lele, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi, delivered a guest lecture entitled “India's Perspective on Space Security” for students attending “Space Security in the 21st Century” course, part of PSSI/Charles University’s Master’s Degree Program in International Security Studies and the interested public.

Dr. Lele contextualized the relevance of space technologies for India from socioeconomic and strategic perspectives and explored the domestic and regional dimensions of the changing space security dynamic. He also explained how India’s space programme has emerged as an important programme in Asia and why space systems are vital for ensuring national security, carrying forward foreign policy initiatives and receiving commercial benefits. The powerpoint presentation is available here.

Dr Ajey Lele, is currently working as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. He started his professional career as an Indian Air Force Officer and took early retirement from the services to peruse his academic interests. His specific areas of research Space Security and Strategic Technologies. He has various publications against his name and his important book publications include Strategic Technologies for the Military (Sage, 2008) and Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality (Springer, 2013), and Disruptive Technologies for the Militaries and Security (Springer, 2019).