Absence of a space force huge gap in India’s security cover, must be filled on priority: The Print

(This article first appeared in The Print on September 14, 2022)

  • In the 21st century, dominance over space, as modern strategic thinkers will tell you, will define any nation’s survival. For defence, economic growth or offense, space capabilities are increasingly becoming more critical for nation states. Satellites will run the future of our economy. They are the basis of the fourth wave of industrialisation. The global space economy’s value reached $424 billion in 2020, having expanded 70 per cent since 2010. India’s share in the global space economy stood at approximately two per cent in 2019…

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