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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


Indian And Seychelles Build Up Maritime Engagement In The Indian Ocean

Continuing with his ongoing tour to the South West Indian Ocean Region, Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Indian Navy, visited Seychelles from 21 to 23 Apr 22. The interactions of the CNS at Seychelles set in motion a promising trajectory of further growth in the scale and scope of bilateral defence engagements, founded on the principles of SAGAR (Security And Growth for All in the Region)

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Pinaka Mk-I Enhanced Rocket System Launched Successfully

Pinaka Mk-I (Enhanced) Rocket System (EPRS) and Pinaka Area Denial Munition (ADM) rocket systems have been successfully flight-tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army at Pokhran Firing Ranges. With these trails, the initial phase of technology absorption of EPRS by the industry has successfully been completed and the industry partners are ready for user series production of the rocket system.

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The Entire Constitution Under Comprehensive Review So The ‘Devolution of Power’ In North And Open To Central Bank Autonomy With IMF: Sri Lankan Foreign Minister GL Peiris

Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister GL Peiris met with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld in Colombo. In an Exclusive interaction, he speaks on the entire range of issues that include severity of economic crisis and the measures to salvage the economic stress. He also explains the economics behind the mega projects. The questions remain on the Return on Investment. He put forth his priorities on maritime security cooperation with India in the IOR. On the issue of fishing rights in the Palk Strait, Foreign Minister says, time has come to remove such “constant irritant”. He going to discuss with the Indian foreign minister in Colombo during the BIMSTEC summit. But what is the final political solution to the North East Conflict? He speaks for the Tamil minority in North East Jaffna. Excerpts:

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We Are Hopeful Of Not Only ATAGS To Be Inducted But Garuda And Light Weapon Also—Baba Kalyani, CMD Bharat Forge

Kalyani Strategic Systems, the defence arm of Bharat Forge is aiming to be the leading Indian OEM of the world in Defence & Aerospace. KSSL is developing an entire range of field Artillery for Army: Bharat 52/ 45, Garuda 105 and ATAGS with DRDO. Fact that in decades, Indian Army could only acquire M777 howitzer into its Artillery, reflects how heavy our defence import has been — a dereliction in addressing the huge technological gaps. In an exclusive interaction, Baba Kalyani speaks with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld on his boldest steps and efforts, where he is striving to build indigenous capabilities for Indian Armed Forces. He also puts forth his vision for the critical advance technology in the areas of complex materials and structure for the engine & propulsion system.

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To Boost the Indigenization Drive, MoD Initiates Four Mega Projects Under Defence Acquisition Procedure

MoD accords in-principle approval to four projects under Make-I (Government Funded) & five under Make-II (industry-funded) categories of Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020. MoD approves the development of big ticket platforms such as Light tank and Communication Equipment with Indian security protocols.

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Have No Surprises For Each Other In Our Relationship; Will Sail Smoothly On Waves Of Indian Ocean: Sri Lankan Envoy Milinda Moragoda

In an Exclusive interaction, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Milinda Moragoda speaks with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha on a diverse set of issues ranging from trade, investment, energy to defence and security. He recently proposed developing the thrust areas to scale up the strategic relations in his unique effort which is enshrined in the ‘Integrated Country Strategy’. He talks about the restructuring and tightening debt- measures for economic recovery. His previous role as the Minister of Economic Reform in the Sri Lankan government places him crucially on the right spot to bring back the economy on its maritime strength and its relations with India. He dwells on strategic pacts like Colombo Dialogue, SAGAR and maritime security in the IOR.

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