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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

The Number of Suicide Cases Has Come Down; Incorrect USI Report — Army Chief Gen Naravane

Manish Kumar Jha

Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane said he was hopeful that through dialogue under the established mechanism, India and China will be able to reach an agreement to resolve the eastern Ladakh standoff. But he also emphatically maintained that such an agreement for disengagement and de-escalation must be based on an approach of mutual and equal security. Chief rebuked the recent report by a Think tank, citing insufficient sample base of findings among the world's largest 13 lakh strong Indian Army. He also refers to incorrect data in the report 'soldiers under pressure’.

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Saudi Arabia Is Open To Full Normalization With Israel But Palestinian Statehood A Prerequisite: Saudi Arabia's Ambassador Saud Al Sati

Manish Kumar Jha

Saudi Arabia's G20 presidency leads the Kingdom into global policies and that came up at the time global crisis. Saudi Arabia is taking long overdue steps like abolishing 'kafala' and reforming labour laws. And, Israel is mentioned along Palestine Statehood. Saudi Arabia's Ambassador Dr. Saud bin Mohammed Al Sati opens up with BW Businessworld's Manish Kumar Jha on such issues that mark some of the historic changes in the Kingdom.

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Gujarat Has Accounted For 53% Of The Total FDI Investment In India: Principal Secretary Manoj Das

Manish Kumar Jha

The state has accounted for 53% of the total FDI investment received that of the entire country. The data released by DPIIT of April- September 2020 of FY 2020-21, Gujarat recorded highest FDI in the country of INR 1.19 lakh crore. Gujarat Principal Secretary Manoj Das highlighted the continuing efforts and conducive policies in Gujarat and its transformational model today.

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China-Australia Tensions Escalate Over Scrap Agreements With Foreign Nations

Manish Kumar Jha

After passing the law that grants Australian lawmaker to scrap any agreement with foreign country, China has issued warning. The tensions began when Australian leaders, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison called for the investigation of the origin of Covid19 virus and its implications worldwide by China also aggrieved over Australia's participation in Malabar Exercise with the Quad.

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President Gotabaya Is Very Keen To Honour ECT Project At Colombo Port With India: Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary Admiral Colombage

Manish Kumar Jha

In our Foriegn Affairs series, we are focusing on Sri Lanka and country holds a key strategic location. And to talk about that, BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha speaks with the Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka, Admiral Jayanath Colombage. Foreign Secretary holds enormous experience as a veteran of naval commander and this puts him firmly when looked at broadly from the security & defence. Since November last year, he has also been Foreign Affairs Advisor to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. He speaks on ‘India First’ Policy; Indo Pacific & QUAD in the Indian Ocean Region; Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR); Zero Loan policy of Sri Lanka; Hambantota port; East Container Terminal (ECT) Project at the Colombo Port; Indian Ocean maritime strategy and Tamil reconciliation.

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India and Bangladesh Join Hands For Defence Partnership And Co-Production In The Region

Manish Kumar Jha

India-Bangladesh defence cooperation will boost India's 'neighborhood first' policy for the co-development in the region. Bangladesh is the third largest economy in South Asia and has a large fleet of 20,000 commercial vessels. Collaboration with Indian defence PSUs and OFs will create much needed regional defence industrial ecosystem.

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Malabar Military Exercise Takes Off With Quad From Tomorrow

Manish Kumar Jha

The MALABAR naval exercise is scheduled in two phases in November 2020. Phase 1 of the Exercise MALABAR 20 involving participation by Indian Navy (IN), United States Navy (USN), Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF), and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is set to commence off Visakhapatnam in Bay of Bengal from 03 to 06 November 2020.

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MDL Augmented To Build 11 Submarines And 10 Ships At Any Given Time: RAdmiral AK Saxena, Director, Mazagon Dock

Manish Kumar Jha

Mazagon Dock's Director Shipbuilding R Admiral A K Saxena speaks with BW Businessworld's Manish Kumar Jha on the occasion of keel laying of India's advance frigate Project-17A. He talks about the design capability, stealth feature and integration of weapon suits in building warship at MDL for Indian navy. He also brings out MDL's outreach overseas.

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2+2 Dialogue: With The Signing of BECA, India-U.S. Security Partnership Takes Center Stage

Manish Kumar Jha

The signing of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) frees India-U.S. bilateral relations from binding restrictions and security clauses mandated earlier within the establishment. With BECA, technology barriers have largely been overcome. Defence and Security take up the center stage of India- U.S. bilateral relations moving beyond the buyer- seller dynamic to greater partnership in Indo-Pacific and elsewhere.

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MDL Will Deliver All 6 Scorpene Submarine To Indian Navy By 2023: CMD Vice Admiral Narayan Prasad

Manish Kumar Jha

On the Keel laying of India’s stealth Frigates Project 17 Alpha at MDL, BW Businessworld’ s Manish Kumar Jha spoke with MDL’s Chairman & Managing director, Vice Admiral, Narayan Prasad. MDL’s IPO has seen the record subscription, receiving bids worth Rs 70000 cr. CMD talks about Indian navy's next generation submarines Project 75 I, collaboration and its core AIP system development stage.

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