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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

Even During Second Wave, Gujarat Received Highest Ever GST And Proposals For Large FDI, Says Manoj Das, ACS Gujarat

Manish Kumar Jha

Additional Chief Secretary of Gujarat, Manoj Kumar Das speaks with BW Businessworld on the steps taken to address the current Covid19 crisis. In charge of industrial growth of the Gujarat, he talks about the measures that government has already taken-- the Rs 5000 cr land allocation to MSEMs. While the economy seems to be retracting due to the national crisis, Das says Gujarat is still on growth trajectory and robust FDI continues last month as per the latest data.

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Taiwan To Send India Medical Oxygen Concentrators And Cylinders: Taiwan Ambassador Baushuan Ger

Manish Kumar Jha

Taiwan is working hard to provide much needed oxygen cylinder to India. Baushuan Ger, Taiwan’s ambassador to India told BW Businessworld that a committee is set up to expedite the process. “We are deliberating the quantity as how much can be sent to India quickly. Earlier Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen conveyed solidarity with India and offered assistance as Covid 19 induced pandemic’s second wave has choked Indian health infrastructure to its limit.

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UK Carrier Strike Group To Sail India To Boost Military Alliances In Indian Ocean

Manish Kumar Jha

The HMS Queen Elizabeth Carrier of the Royal Navy will sail to India. Resulting from the cognition of Indo-Pacific tilt in the UK’s foreign policy, Strike Group will be loaded with destroyers, anti-submarine frigates and notably 5th generation F 35 entering Indian water first time. In the spirit of such maritime exercise, both nations must move ahead jointly on advance military projects beyond announcement. On the flight deck there will be eight F-35B Lightning II fast jets, four Wildcat maritime attack helicopters, seven Merlin Mk2 anti-submarine and airborne early warning helicopters, and three Merlin Mk4 commando helicopters.

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India And France To Conduct High Tempo Submarine Naval Exercise In The Indian Ocean

Manish Kumar Jha

India and France are set for high tempo bilateral exercise ‘VARUNA-2021’ in the Arabian Sea from 25th to 27th April 2021. How strategic is the three day exercise in the Indian Ocean is evident with flagship Aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle with Rafale-M fighter in action with Indian navy at sea, including advanced air defence and anti-submarine exercises, intense flying operations, tactical manoeuvres, surface and anti-air weapon firings, underway replenishment and other maritime security operations.

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India's First And Crucial Defence Strategic Partnership Mechanism For Submarines Is Ready: Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar

Manish Kumar Jha

Defence is as about security as crucial it is for the economy and technology. The inherent opportunity and challenges both lie in building capabilities for our industry and so the armed forces. India marks at the threshold of such breakthroughs in defense & aerospace--if the policies set forth rightly and implemented in spirit. India's Defence Secretary, Dr Ajay Kumar with his tech background is at the crucial juncture to drive policies within the complexity of defence industrial ecosystem that India must not loose the momentum at any cost. BW Businessworld's Defence Editor Manish Kumar Jha interacts with Defence Secretary on such policies issues exclusively. Interaction touches upon: Defence Export, Startups, Offsets, SP Model, MMRCA-2, OFs, NUH and crucial aero engine among others.

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Indian Naval Air Squadron 323 Inducts Indigenously Built Advance Light Helicopters Mk III

Manish Kumar Jha

Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 323, the first unit of the indigenously built ALH Mk III aircraft, was commissioned into the Indian Navy. The squadron will operate three state-of-the-art ALH Mk III, a multirole helicopter with Shakti engine manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). This will pave the way for Indian navy's naval utility helicopters under the indigenous effort.

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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

Manish Kumar Jha

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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Unpredictable How Protective Vaccines Will Be Against New Covid Strains But Till Date Safe Against Outbreak: AIIMS Professor Neeraj Nischal

Manish Kumar Jha

The enigma of incredibly complex Covid19 is still perplexing the science of medicine with severe mutations of SARS-CoV2 virus. This surge was expected as seen during the last major Influenza pandemic which happened a century ago. What are the new signs and symptoms? Will the current vaccines be able to fight the new strain? And what you must do to survive the deadly second wave which is causing more fatality ever? On such issues, India's leading expert, Dr Neeraj Nischal, Professor of Medicine at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi speaks with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha. AIIMS professor sights that owing to the varied presentation of this disease, it wouldn't be incorrect to say that "any symptom could be a symptom of Covid-19". So don't let your guard off.

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Removal Of Offset Out Of Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 Is Beneficial: SAAB's MD Ola Rignell

Manish Kumar Jha

Swedish PM Stefan during the recent Summit with PM Modi imparted a new thrust in Indo - Swedish relations. Defence and Security remain the key docket where Swedish defence OEM SAAB renewed its commitment to India of laying production ecosystem of its flag horse Gripen E for the lucrative MRFA 114 fighter jets program. Besides, SAAB is focusing on critical navel systems like G1X family of latest radars, AUV 62 autonomous underwater vehicle and ship design with stealth signature management. BW Businessworld’s Defence Editor Manish Kumar Jha speaks with Ola Rignell, Managing Director, SAAB INDIA on such projects and collaboration.

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Our New Policy Aims To Make Gujarat India's Defence Factory: CM Vijay Rupani

Manish Kumar Jha

With 18% of India’s industrial output and 53% of the total FDI in 2020, Gujarat certainly stands tall among other federal States of India and its major economic indicators on right track. Debate is often on historic linkages but it is more about right policy, leadership, thrust on industry and governance. CM Dashboard is set up to monitor each projects underway across the States which is the first of its kind to check accountability--real time and digital. Gujarat's Chief Minister Vijay Rupani speaks with BW Businessworld's Manish Kumar Jha on such initiatives that make global investors flock to Gujarat. Beside industry and investment, he tells me more on Education, NEP and his plan for Green energy.

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