If its space assets are used effectively, India could have a formidable fleet of five to 10 satellites dedicated for military use and dozens more for the advancement of its economy.
Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
Dinshaw Mistry is an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati. He specializes in nuclear, missile, and space technology, and is the author of ‘Containing Missile Proliferation,’ a comprehensive study of missile technology proliferation and its control. He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.
Defence systems, nuclear technology, Space technology
Last modified: October 4, 2017
China has affirmed its status as one of the world’s leading space powers by sending three astronauts into space this week. Should India – which has one of the world’s six major space programs – take efforts to imitate its neighbour? Can it develop such capabilities? At what cost though, and for what benefit?