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Manish Kumar Jha

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

Latest Articles By Manish Kumar Jha

100 Days Of Modi 2.0: Some Hits And Misses

Manish Kumar Jha

A bold decision on J&K, but a pall in the markets, job losses and a slowdown in manufacturing, add up to more misses than hits for Modi 2.0

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Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria Will Take Over As The New Chief Of Indian Air Force

Manish Kumar Jha

Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria will take over as the new Chief of Indian Air Force on September 30. Notably, he has flown 26 types of fighters and transport aircraft and was a chief test pilot for India's home grown LCA Tejas. Imminently, he is tasked to ratchet up the depleting squadron of IAF.

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FM Announces Measures To Boost Export And Mega Shopping Festival Amidst Gloom

Manish Kumar Jha

She announced an additional credit support of up to Rs 68,000 crore in the priority sector lending, along, a higher insurance cover will be given by banks to lend working capital for exports, which will reduce the burden on exporters.

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Japan's JAXA Collaborates With ISRO For The Smart Lander For Exploring Moon

Manish Kumar Jha

Japan's JAXA collaborates With ISRO for Smart Lander for Investigating Moon. India and Japan under the agreement are working on the joint lunar polar exploration that will be launched in early 2020s.

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Current Policy Does Not Allow Exports: Jayant Patil, Sr VP, Defence & Aerospace, L&T

Manish Kumar Jha

BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha chats with L&T’s Senior Vice President, Defence & Aerospace, Jayant Patil, about industry’s role in space research

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The Ride To The Moon

Manish Kumar Jha

As India joins the scramble for a berth in outer space, BW Businessworld takes a close look at ISRO’s aspirational ventures and the nascent startup ecosystem on space research and exploration

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Gandhi Is Still Relevant To The World: Walter Lindner, German Ambassador To India

Manish Kumar Jha

Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha  spoke to the new German ambassador to India, Walter Lindner, at Gandhi-Mandela Peace Event & Awards, co-presented by BW Businessworld

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ASEAN Key To Indo-Pacific Security: Harinder Sidhu, Australia High Commissioner

Manish Kumar Jha

Australia’s role in the Indo - Pacific region is increasingly becoming important due to the fading of US strategic predominance and the growing ambition of China. BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha speaks with Harinder Sidhu, the Australia High Commissioner who has initiated action points towards Indo-Australian defence cooperation. Excerpts:

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Committed To Create An Aerospace Ecosystem In India: Leanne Caret, President & CEO, Boeing Defence Space & Security

Manish Kumar Jha

While the Indian government has begun to evaluate the 114 Multi Medium Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) 2.0 afresh, Boeing has offered its Super Hornet F/A-18 for the IAF and the Indian Navy. Boeing says the Super Hornet offers “affordable stealth” because it is designed to be more reliable and therefore costs far less to operate than other fighters. Leanne Caret, President & CEO, Boeing Defence Space & Security, in an exclusive chat with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha, charts out her plan to bring advanced aircraft manufacturing facility to India.

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IAF Synergising The ISR Process: B.S. Dhanoa, Chief of Air Staff

Manish Kumar Jha

In an exclusive interaction, BW’s Manish Kumar Jha speaks with Chief of Air Staff B.S. Dhanoa over the critical acquisition of 114 multi-role fighter jets, next-generation upgrade in ISR and leveraging IT into the defence, among other things.

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