To Use or Not to Use: India and the Military Uses of Space

IAPS Dialogue, University of Nottingham, July 13, 2017

S. Chandrashekhar is Visiting Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru.

The Indian Space Programme spearheaded by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has largely focused on civilian uses of space technology. The major thrust areas are satellite communications, remote sensing, weather and navigation services. More recently ISRO has ventured into the realms of inter planetary probes with high profile missions to the Moon and Mars. As a consequence there is growing international recognition of India’s emergence as a space power.

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