Chinese and Indian Competition in Space Heats Up

Author
Sudha Ramachandran
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
China Brief
Volume
17
Issue Number
13
Publication Date
October 2017
Institution
The Jamestown Foundation
Abstract
At the height of the Cold War the United States and the Soviet Union used money and weapons to build satellite states; today China and India are using satellites in space to win influence and secure their geo-political and economic interests. They see each other as competition in the global satellite launch business. So how do the Indian and Chinese space programs compare? In which areas is competition likely to be most intense?
Topic
Economics, Science and Technology, Geopolitics, Soft Power, Space
Political Geography
China, India, Asia, Sri Lanka