Militarisation and Weaponisation

  • Ajey Lele


Space is playing a growing role in military activities across the globe. The 1991 Gulf War has played a significant role towards showcasing and popularising the relevance of space technologies in the military campaigns. Amongst the various satellites orbiting the Earth, some are being used for specific military purposes. However, almost all satellites have certain capabilities which could be exploited for security purposes in some form or other. This is possible because of the dual-use nature of technologies. Hence, civilian satellites could be optimally utilised for enhancing the war-fighting capability of the armed forces.


Global Navigation Satellite System Space Technology Asian State Geostationary Earth Orbit Military Purpose 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ajey Lele
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  1. 1.Institute for Defence Studies & AnalysesNew DelhiIndia

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