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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

Defence: The Invisible Enemy

Manish Kumar Jha

India’s armed forces are lending their might in the country’s battle against the Covid-19 outbreak

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RBI Makes Massive Reduction In Repo Rate By 75 Basis Points & Forecasts Global Recession Amid Crisis

Manish Kumar Jha

The RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted in favour of an interest rate cut to the tune of 75 basis points. Repo rate is down to 4.4 per cent. Shaktikanta Das announced measures through which a total Rs 3,74,000 crore will be made available to the country's financial system.

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The Indian Armed Forces' Resolve To Fight Off Covid -19 Pandemic

Manish Kumar Jha

Marking out its most coveted unit, the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) which is famed for its international outreach and peace movement across the globe has swiftly gone on task. The Indian armed Forces' resolve came with the response that Forces are prepared to take the challenges with all its might and will continue to support the National effort.

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Africa Has The Potential To Create An Entirely New Development Path: IPE MD Ashwajit Singh

Manish Kumar Jha

India's role in Africa is well documented as a development partner. The strength of such partnership is based on the shared historical injustice and the exploitation of the resources in the past. From infrastructure to digital revolution and sustainable development, India -- Africa partnerships are unfolding in a much greater way. But there are impediments as well that pose challenges. Ashwajit Singh, Managing Director, IPE Global has been driving many developmental projects in Africa. He speaks with BW Businessworld's Manish Kumar Jha on such issues and the role that India could play.

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Defence & Data: Expectations From The President Trump Visit To India

Manish Kumar Jha

American President Donald J. Trump will be in India on February 24-25, staking his vision for Indo -- Pacific and his stamp on the trade & investment with India. Defence cooperation will be the center of activity during the meeting with PM Narenda Modi. In fact, Defence & Security have been the major milestones of Indo -- US bilateral relations with Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation (BECA) being the fourth and final foundational pact with the US in the making. But there are impediments galore for the greater flow of trade and investment. BW Busienssworld’s Manish Kumar Jha speaks with Dhruva Jaishankar, Director of the U.S. Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation on such issues.

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Historic Justice to Women To Be A Permanent Commissioned Officer In Indian Armed Forces

Manish Kumar Jha

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court (SC) today cleared the role for the permanent commission for all women officers in the Army irrespective of their years of service. The Supreme Court directed the Centre to grant permanent commission within three months to all women officers. Until now, Women officers were only allowed in Short Service Commission (SSC).

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India’s Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ties Up With Portugal’s BERD For Building Next Generation Modular Bridges Solutions

Manish Kumar Jha

India’s Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) has inked a MoU With Portugal’s BERD for building next generation modular Bridges solutions in India. GRSE, one of the largest DPSUs of India which makes complex naval vessels for the Indian Navy has tied up with world's leading engineering entity, BERD for the Methods and Solutions for Bridge Construction.

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New Technology Is Needed For New Security Challenges: PM Modi Opens The Def Expo 2020

Manish Kumar Jha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Def Expo 2020 in Lucknow, said Uttar Pradesh will be one of the biggest hubs of defence manufacturing in the coming future. He emphasized the new security challenges in the geopolitical arena, putting the technology like Artificial Intelligence at the core of Indian Defence.

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Slippery Situation

Manish Kumar Jha

For now, the risk of rising oil prices due to US-Iran tensions may have receded, but India needs to do more for its energy security.

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Hanging Fire

Manish Kumar Jha

Tardy implementation of procedures and policies and lack of swift decision making have impeded the modernisation of India’s defence forces.

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