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India in Space: Between Utility and Geopolitics


Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 14)

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About this book


This book presents the renewing strategic vision and progressive diversification of the Indian space programme at the nexus socio-economic development, commerce and geopolitics. It disentangles India´s evolving rationales for engaging in space from a wide range of perspectives and provides novel and in-depth assessment of the domestic, regional and international factors influencing the pace and directions of the country’s space programme. The study hence includes an extensive analysis of India’s path forward, including a reflection on the long-term evolution of its civil, military and commercial space efforts, as well as considerations on the toolbox India has at its disposal, on the prospected adaptation of the space ecosystem, and on the implications these evolutions may generate both domestically and internationally. A central part of this final analysis is more specifically devoted to elaborating on the prospects and opportunities for European stakeholders, with the goal of identifying possible domains of closer and mutually beneficial Europe-India space cooperation and sorting out possible elements for a comprehensive European long-term strategy towards India.


India space program India national space legislation India satellite India space commerce India military space

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.European Space Policy InstituteViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title India in Space: Between Utility and Geopolitics
  • Authors Marco Aliberti
  • Series Title Studies in Space Policy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Studies in Space Policy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-71651-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-89092-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-71652-7
  • Series ISSN 1868-5307
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-5315
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 366
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
    R & D/Technology Policy
    Political Science
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