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

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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New Developmental Financial Institutions Needed To Funnel The Development Of The Industry: EXIM Bank's David Rasquinha

BW Businessworld's Manish Kumar Jha interacts with EXIM bank's Managing Director, David Rasquinha on the range of issue that will be definitive to the growth of Indian Economy. It includes: Export, Policies, Global Trade and Investment, Lines of Credit and India's role in Africa as developmental partner among others. Read the conversation in its entirety below.

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We Are Determined To Protect Our Sovereignty On The Sea As China Transgressed Into Our Area: Vietnam Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau

Vietnam is always at the center of geopolitics. BW Businessworld's Manish Kumar Jha engages with Vietnam Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau on comprehensive range of issues. Ambassador speaks his mind on South China Sea, security partnership with India, ASEAN & the QUAD in Indo-Pacific. Echoing Vietnam economic model that attracts global investors, he talks of openness, reforms and no red-tape.

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India's Marine Power & Blue Economy

The Blue Economy, with its untapped seabed minerals and renewable ocean energy, could prove that light at the end of the tunnel for Covid-19 afflicted India. The nation’s strategic location in the IOR and its potentials as a maritime power is a blessing for both the security of the region and the Indian economy.

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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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P&W Engines Are The Best Choice To Power India’s Defence Aircraft: Ashmita Sethi, President and Country Head, Pratt & Whitney, India

Indian defence & aerospace is at the critical juncture of building capability. IAF talked about more than 1000 fighter aircraft for India’s next generation Advance Medium Combat Aircraft & Tejas Mk-2. What is lacking for India is the elusive jet engine capability. P&W makes world's most powerful jet engine for Fighter jets- F-22 & F 35. BW Businessworld's Manish kumar Jha speaks with Ashmita Sethi, President and Country Head, Pratt & Whitney, UTC India on such issues.

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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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DRDO Must Find A Way Of Building A Suitable Fighter Engine In Partnership For Future Aircraft: Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria

Again, amid the clashes and burning threat at LAC in Ladhak, IAF’s front line fighter jet Su 30 MKI scrambled & reverberated as it did during the Balakot air strike. But it is time to address capability gap too. While the first LCA Tejas Mk-1 in Final Operational Clearance standard got inducted into No. 18 ‘Flying Bullets’, 83 MK-1A version will be a force majeure. But greater challenges remain for 450 jets, Gen 5+ AMCA & capability for jet engine at the heart of indigenization. In an exclusive interaction, Chief of Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, speaks with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha on the critical steps and the thrust on R&D in aerospace.

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WHO: Comfortably Numb?

The WHO has faltered in handling the Covid-19 pandemic. The politics played, with China backed WHO DG Tedros Adhanom felt comfortably numb during the initial stage of the outbreak in China. Amid the crisis, POONAM KHETRAPAL SINGH, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia, spoke with BW’s MANISH KUMAR JHA. The response was bureaucratic and unanswered.

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The Total Stimulus Package By The GOI Is Just 0.7% Of The GDP Against 12% To 20% Of Other Countries: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha in a special edition on States' measures & economic policies for Covid-19, spoke with Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan over the phone. That fact that Kerala boosts of India’s finest public healthcare system & emerges the best state as per Health Index Report, prepared it to respond to pandemic proactively. Along, the critical steps like early health advisory and measures for welfare funds set out a positive message by Kerala’s leadership and to other states to emulate its model of health care & governance. But state has precarious fiscal deficit which is now targeted at Rs 29,295 crore (3% of GSDP) for 2020-21. CM tells all.

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Finally,Targeted Measures By RBI Amid Economic Pandemic-- Liquidity Infusion

Announcement that Macroeconomic landscape has deteriorated since March 27, 2020 and over the panicked voices from the financial and industrial institutions, RBI has started addressing the sector-wise concerns and targeted infusion of cash in to the Indian economy.

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

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

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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Navy Chief Raises Red Flag Over The Declining Navy Budget On The Navy Day

On the Navy Day, Chief of Indian Navy, Admiral Karambir Singh raised the red flag over the gradual decline of navy budget from 18% in 2012 to 13% in the year 2019-20. Though, the thrust on indigenization has led to 88 percent orders to Indian vendors and shipyards and 50 ships and submarines are currently under construction.

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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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