Military Application Of Space: The Indian Perspectives by R  K SinghMilitary Application Of Space: The Indian Perspectives by R  K Singh

Military Application Of Space: The Indian Perspectives

byR K Singh

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This book focuses on the relevance of space as a new domain towards enhancing war fighting capabilities. The Cold War saw rapid development of space technologies, which in turn spurred the growth of satellites. Slowly the traditional military capabilities for C4ISR were transferred to the space, the 'Ultimate High Ground.' The use of navigation and communication satellites in direct support to the US war efforts was visible during Gulf War I, which is aptly referred as "First Space War." The book delves at length about the Chinese Space Programme and their military exploits. Apart from militarization, the Chinese went ahead with weaponization of space, in order to gain asymmetric advantages over the much stronger and technologically advance US capabilities. The existing and futuristic military exploits of space assets by India has also been discussed in this book. A case for an "Indian Space Security Architecture" has been proposed, which shall secure the Indian space assets and provide comprehensive National Security. This book also highlights the necessity and urgency of Indian ASAT, as a strategic deterrence, to counter the threat to our space assets from the Chinese ASATs.

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Gp Capt R K Singh, a Logistics Officer by profession, who continued to pursue academic activities passionately even after his commissioning in the Indian Air Force in 1986. He honed his writing skills while serving at various field and staff appointments and eventually took over the command of a Public Relations Unit of Ministry of Def...
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Title:Military Application Of Space: The Indian PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9.01 × 5.99 × 0.52 inPublished:May 7, 2015Publisher:Vij Books IndiaLanguage:English

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I Introduction II Space - A Strategic Domain Necessitating Militarization III Historical Perspective Of Military Applications of Space IV Enhancing Military Capabilities Through Space Exploitation : Offensive & Defensive Capabilities V China's Resurgence In Space : Muscle To Its Military Power VI India's Space Ambition And Possible Military Exploits VII Space Weapons : The Indian Perspective of ASAT and BMD Part -I: Indian ASAT: Securing The Indian Space Part -II: Indian Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System