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Space Cafe “Black Ops by Rika Valluri” – India Edition: Defence Space Agency and Military Capabilities for Space

This Space Café Black Ops featured Ashok G.V., a partner with Factum Law, in conversation with Rika Valluri, Editor of SpaceWatch.Global.

India Edition: Defence Space Agency and Military Capabilities for Space

This episode of Black Ops explained the rise of India as a spacefaring nation.

About our guest: Ashok G.V., is a partner with Factum Law and Allied Law Practices and practices before the High Court of Karnataka at Bengaluru. In addition to his role as a dispute resolution attorney, he heads the firm’s space law practice. As part of his work with the space industry, he advises clients on contracts, intellectual property management and enforcement, technology transfer, export control, and risk management. He has also been invited by governments to provide strategic advice on policy for the commercial space industry and to formulate inter-governmental agreements for leveraging space to address welfare objectives on the ground. He has been invited by think tanks, militaries, law schools, and publications in India and abroad to deliver talks and publish literature on satellite communication regulations, the legal implications and ramifications of military activities in space, geopolitical trends and their impact on space law, mining of outer space and liability from space activities.

This episode of “Black Ops” couldn’t be more pertinent. Our conversation provideed invaluable insights into India’s strategic vision and its impact on the ever-evolving space economy and geopolitics. As we navigated the complexities of a rapidly changing world, understanding India’s role as a leading power in space becomes intriguing and crucial for everyone interested in great power competition.

SpaceWatch.Global is a Europe-based digital magazine and portal for those interested in space and the far-reaching impact of the space sector.

This Space Café WebTalk was conducted in English on 28th May 2024 at 14:30 CEST. 

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