Journal of Aerospace & Security Studies 2023 | Volume II | pp. 1-19
29 January 2024
The IADS must be tailored to meet the operational demands and augment the efficacy of the tri-service components of the Indian armed forces. [...] Rather, the determinative factors lie in the strategic planning, the finesse of skills demonstrated, the quality of training imparted, and the tactics deployed. [...] Just a year after launching its first satellite in 1958, the US demonstrated its ability to destroy a satellite in 1959.1 While the civilian utilities of outer space are inevitably linked with commercialisation and cooperation, the military dimensions are aimed at securing an advantageous position and denying the same to the adversary.2 Until the end of the Cold War, the US space industry was dist. [...] Once the Iranian government imposed internet restrictions to curb the protests – in response to the death of a girl in Iranian custody – Starlink got involved on the pretext of protecting the right to protest and freedom of expression. [...] In the absence of any international law explicitly banning the testing and employment of ASATs, a new treaty is considered to be the way forward.40 The existing space treaties do not cover the aspect of ASAT weapons and the early negotiations between the US and former USSR hit roadblocks when it came to defining ASATs, inclusion or exclusion of US space shuttles, verification of compliance and mem.