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Bharath Gopalaswamy
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Bharath Gopalaswamy is the deputy director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council. He has worked with the Indian Space Research Organization.

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Regional Integration: A Foreign Policy Priority for Narendra Modi

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 3:27 PM

Narendra Modi, India's next prime minister, stormed into power this month with a decisive mandate and a resounding victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party. However, accompanying that victory are challenges and the expectations of Indians who have put aside Modi's Hindu-centric politics in a desire for a strong leader to...

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MH 370 Reminds of US Vulnerabilities in Space

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 2:44 PM

Co-authored with Dylan Rebstock, intern at the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center

The recent loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 is an international tragedy, and its complete disappearance is mystifying to a modern society based around instant information transfer. As the intrigue increases, space-based assets have taken a more prominent role...

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One More Jewel in India's Space Crown

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 4:25 PM

India has realized a decades-old dream by launching its first satellite into orbit last week, and doing it on a rocket built with its own technology. The launch is a major step toward placing India alongside the five other space powers -- the United States, Russia, China, Japan and Europe's...

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Gravity: Let's Not Make the Movie a Reality

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 10:26 AM

The recently released Hollywood hit Gravity depicts George Clooney and Sandra Bullock undertaking a space mission for routine maintenance activities. Their mission is disrupted by debris created by a Russian missile that destroys a defunct satellite. The astronauts scramble for safety, realizing that their vehicle is damaged beyond repair and...

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