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Manish Kumar Jha

Manish Kumar Jha is an Associate Editor, BW BUSINESSWORLD & BW DEFENCE. He writes on the Foreign affairs, International Trade & Defence. His global coverage-on the ground- spans more than 25 countries worldwide. Received International Press Fellowship award.

Latest Articles By Manish Kumar Jha


Armed Forces Set Up Critical Wartime Joint Logistics Node In Mumbai

The JLN would enhance joint inter-operability between the Services and go a long way in improving the logistics processes of the Armed Forces to enhance the jointness among the three Services. Government sanctioned Letter for establishment of JLNs in Mumbai, Guwahati and Port Blair on October 12, 2020. The JLNs in Guwahati and Tri-Services, Andaman and Nicobar Command, Port Blair were operationalised on January 01, 2021.

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Removal Of Offset Out Of Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 Is Beneficial: SAAB's MD Ola Rignell

Swedish PM Stefan during the recent Summit with PM Modi imparted a new thrust in Indo - Swedish relations. Defence and Security remain the key docket where Swedish defence OEM SAAB renewed its commitment to India of laying production ecosystem of its flag horse Gripen E for the lucrative MRFA 114 fighter jets program. Besides, SAAB is focusing on critical navel systems like G1X family of latest radars, AUV 62 autonomous underwater vehicle and ship design with stealth signature management. BW Businessworld’s Defence Editor Manish Kumar Jha speaks with Ola Rignell, Managing Director, SAAB INDIA on such projects and collaboration.

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Our New Policy Aims To Make Gujarat India's Defence Factory: CM Vijay Rupani

With 18% of India’s industrial output and 53% of the total FDI in 2020, Gujarat certainly stands tall among other federal States of India and its major economic indicators on right track. Debate is often on historic linkages but it is more about right policy, leadership, thrust on industry and governance. CM Dashboard is set up to monitor each projects underway across the States which is the first of its kind to check accountability--real time and digital. Gujarat's Chief Minister Vijay Rupani speaks with BW Businessworld's Manish Kumar Jha on such initiatives that make global investors flock to Gujarat. Beside industry and investment, he tells me more on Education, NEP and his plan for Green energy.

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DRDO’s Light Tank Will Be Power Pack As “The Highest Altitude Operable Tank In The Globe”: G. Satheesh Reddy, Chairman DRDO

DRDO is tasked to empower India for building capability in defence –that not only limited to armed forces but it is now about technology for today and future which is foundational to growing defence economy. Last year, in the wake of precarious situation at LAC, despite the Covid 19, DRDO had some of the best moment of technological breakthrough with avant garde R&D, speedier trials and turnaround delivery so far. Besides such feet recently, It does get fair and unfair amount of criticism which it carries from the past record and legacy issues. In a first, Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO speaks with Manish Kumar Jha on the entire gamut of current and futuristic projects that will be definitive for India in the world of defence, security and aerospace.

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Coming Together Of Land Forces Of India And U.S. Armies Set Forth The Operational Combat Capability In The Region

While the concept of Indo-Pacific is marked within the dimension of maritime security in geopolitical arena the bilateral military exercise, called—Yudh Abhays-- of the land forces of both countries broaden the concept and mark it indeed significant for Indo- US security pact in the region. How that leads into supporting our overall strategy in the whole, says COL Jared D. Bordwell, Commander of 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, U.S. Army. On the sidelines of Indo-U.S. military exercise, Yudh Abhyas, Col Jared speaks with BW Businessworld’s Defence Editor, Manish Kumar Jha on the criticality of the interoperability of the land forces at tactical level.

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We Move to Permanently Base Royal Navy Ships In The Western Indian Ocean: UK Defence Adviser Brig Gavin Thompson

On the sidelines of Aero India 2021, I spoke with UK Defence Adviser to India Brig Gavin Thompson and Deputy British High Commissioner, Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford on the Indo-UK strategic security partnership. While the ongoing crucial military logistic agreement is expected soon, UK's Rolls Royce is in talk with India over building aero engine of 110 KN capability. Along, PM Boris Johnson is looking to reinstate his visit to India, Deputy HC Jeremy told BW Businessworld.

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