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India Will Soon Have Satellite Based Quantum Communications Systems -- ISRO Chairman K. Sivan

K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO & Secretary, Department of Science, says the space agency is ready to embrace a new chapter in space -- to build/ launch satellites & payloads in collaboration with Indian space startups. It aims to have clusters of small satellites for precision observation. In the wide ranging conversation with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha, Sivan talks about the space draft policy, Chandrayaan 2 payloads (new findings), Gisat1, Mission Gaganyaan (unmanned), NavIC, SAR and collaboration with other leading space agencies like US space Agency NASA & Russia’s Roscosmos.

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Nowhere In The World Is Such A Commitment Of 450 Aircraft And This Depicts IAF's Plan For Capability Building: IAF Chief VR Chaudhari

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, the Chief of Air Staff takes over the baton in the midst where the combat readiness of IAF is of the highest degree. IAF is playing the unprecedented role, leading critical combat missions in the conflicts. The next gen. technological breakthroughs in aerial warfare are already unfolding in sheer magnitude and in the shape of unmanned systems, hypersonic combat aircraft and laser-energy weapon. It is almost redefining the concept of modern warfare in air and in space. In an exclusive interaction, Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari speaks with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld on building and acquiring such capabilities. He spells out his thoughts on such national projects—LCA Tejas, AMCA, MRFA, HTT-40, and LCH—projecting the sheer commitment of 450 aircrafts.

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I’M Proud Of The Strategic Investments We Have Made To Grow India’s Defense Base: Leanne Caret, President & CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

Boeing has made significant inroads in India. The IAF operates fleets of C-17s, AH-64 Apaches and CH-47 Chinooks. Boeing's P-8I aircraft has indeed played a crucial role in building India’s Maritime Reconnaissance Capabilities in the IOR. Indian Armed Forces are gearing up for the modernization, embracing next generation capabilities. India is also striving to develop aerospace industrial base and achieve technological breakthroughs with projects like AMCA, TEDBF and MRFA under strategic partnership. Leanne Caret, president and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security opens up with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha on such partnership and possibilities with India. She outlines her vision for India by offering advance military hardware.

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Govt Should Take SP Model With Private Sector To Logical Completion, Says Mahindra Defence Chairman SP Shukla

From manufacturing armoured vehicles for the Indian military, Mahindra Defence has expanded into surveillance solutions including aircraft mobile surveillance, and modern defence equipment for the armed forces. It is brimming with confidence in the wake of its collaboration with global OEMs like Boeing, Airbus, and Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) for multi-role fighter jets and advanced naval helicopters. S.P. Shukla, Chairman, Mahindra Defence and Mahindra Aerospace & Group President (Defence, Aero & Agri), Mahindra & Mahindra, talks to BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha about the the strategic partnership model, the group’s R&D and design capability and the need for investments. Excerpts:

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Fusion Fuel Holds The Promise Of Limitless Clean Energy To Power The Planet: Dr Vivek Lall, Chief Executive, General Atomics Global Corp

General Atomics Global Corporation is led by world's leading aerospace scientist Dr. Vivek Lall. General Atomics is the global powerhouse of unmanned systems and pioneering firm in nuclear energy and space technology. Indian Navy has inducted two Sea Guardian drones on lease from GA and scouting for more for critical maritime ISR capabilities in the Indian Ocean Region. But GA's groundbreaking energy innovation in magnetic fusion research is vital scientific discovery as Fusion Fuel holds the promise of Limitless clean energy to power the Planet for millennia which could supplement existing renewables. In an exclusive interaction, Dr. Lall, Chief Executive speaks with BW Businessworld's Defence Editor Manish Kumar Jha on such critical technologies in civil nuclear, defence and space.

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Airbus Military Transport Aircraft C295 Is Actually The First Tangible Make In India Program: Airbus President Rémi Maillard

On the Sidelines of Aero India 2021, BW Businesworld's Manish Kumar Jha interacts with Rémi Maillard, President & MD, India & South Asia, Airbus on defence and commercial commitment to India. Airbus is emphatic on its C 295 military transport aircraft program with Tata which is awaiting final approval. Rémi also proposed Airbus AS565 Panther helicopter to Indian Navy under NUH program which is in direct competition with India's advance helicopter platforms by DPSU HAL.

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India To Acquire Fighter Jet Engine Technology & JV With Foreign OEM Soon: IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria

During his annual press conference on 5 September, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria indicated the possibility of a Joint Venture(JV) in developing fighter jet aero-engine in India that will potentially set forth a new era of aerospace in India. He put his trust on home grown LCA Tejas MK1A & 5th Gen AMCA for IAF over foreign fighter jets.

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By Liberalising FDI Policy, India Would Surely Grab The Opportunity To Attract Global OEMs: Defence Minister For State Shripad Naik

In an exclusive interview, Indian Defence Minister for States Shripad Naik talks to BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha about such critical issue.

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I Am Open To Exploring The Trilateral Cooperation With India, Indonesia & Other Countries In Our Region: Australia Defence Minister Linda Reynolds

Australian Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds in an exclusive interaction with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha discusses the contours of the defence and strategic ties and maritime cooperation between the two nations.

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

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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We Know Our Price For Gripen Is Quite Competitive: Ola Rignell, SAAB India

SAAB India raised questions over the process which he said it is about 'control verses responsibility' under the Strategic Partnership(SP) model for the ambitious P75I program for the Indian Navy. Ola Rignell, Chairman & Managing Director, SAAB India speaks with Manish Kumar Jha over such issues and, especially, Gripen E that is about the new Tactical Software and new age weapon integration.

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'Aequs Engagement With Airbus To Exceed $50 Million'

Indian aerospace industry growth indicates that the country is rapidly building capabilities to emerge as a preferred destination to support the global aerospace supply chain, says Aravind Melligeri, chairman and CEO of Aequs

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