Lancer Online Military Bookshop IDR logo My Account  Cart Contents  Checkout  
  Top » Catalog » Geopolitics » IDR Home  |  My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Military (562)
Geopolitics (361)
Terrorism (168)
IDR Subscriptions (61)
General (138)
Books in Hindi (4)
New Books
What's New? more
The Economic History of British India
The Economic History of British India
Quick Find
Use Author name or Book Title to find the Book you are looking for.
Advanced Search
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Contact Us
Code of Conduct for Outer Space: A Strategy for India Rs.820.00/-


Space has often been cited as a global commons and heritage of mankind. These are noble sentiments but belie reality. In fact, although the phrase ‘militarisation of space’ gained currency somewhat later, the concept of military use of space was implicit from the day that the then USSR launched the Sputnik in 1957.

The potential of ‘high ground’ was brought home in telling fashion and within a few weeks, a then highly classified National Reconnaissance Organisation was created in the USA. The battle for the high ground and its exploitation had been well and truly joined.

The jousting for superiority in space followed with increasing vigour. As more and more countries became space-faring nations or would-be space powers, there was a need for regulations to be adopted. This became even more important as the commercial exploitation of space was soon recognised.

The first notable regulation was UN Resolution 1884 adopted by the General Assembly on October 17, 1963, calling upon all states to “refrain from placing in orbit around the Earth any objects carrying nuclear weapons or any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction, installing such weapons on celestial bodies, or stationing such weapons in outer space in any other manner”.

This was an important first step as the need for the safety of space assets was universally recognised and so was the requirement to avoid an arms race in space.

Author: Manpreet Sethi
ISBN: 9789383649747
Pages: 180
Features: HB, KW
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 24 November, 2015.
Account Login
E-Mail address:
Password: (forgotten?)
New User Signup
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to Code of Conduct for Outer Space: A Strategy for India
Reviews more
Write ReviewWrite a review on this product!

Copyright © 2023 Lancer Publishers Online Bookshop

Indian Defence Review