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We Are Focusing On ‘Buy Global, Make in India’ Policy; Will Strive To Complete All Processes Within Two Years-- Defence Secretary, Ajay Kumar

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar has been driving policies and reforms in aerospace and defence to transform what is potentially marked as the most promising areas for industrial growth. In an exclusive interaction with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld, the Defence Secretary outlines his key policy direction, that is, ‘Make in India’ in Defence. He talks about the major acquisition plans and strategic partnerships on crucial projects – 75I submarine, AK 203-joint production line, light tank and the critical aero-engine technology. He also clarifies the key policy aspects on offset and FDI in defence and is forthcoming about the need to create a more level-playing field, testing labs, certification processes and systems for other players.

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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-Wen Affirms Net-zero Emissions By 2050

Taiwan has established long-term reduction targets and is planning a practical path to attain 2050 net-zero emissions. The Taiwan Climate Alliance, formed by eight ICT companies, has set the goal of using renewable energy in 100 percent of their manufacturing processes by 2050 and will lead other manufacturers in the supply chain to jointly reach this target. Taiwan experienced its worst drought in more than 50 years, which was followed by abnormally heavy rainfall. One can clearly see how climate change has profoundly affected the whole world.

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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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Integrated Theatre Commands Considered A Necessity Since Kargil War And Will Gradually Unfold Over The Years: Indian Army Chief Gen M.M. Naravene

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane speaks exclusively with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha on the Indian Army’s steady march into the next era. The Indian Army is one of the world’s finest institutions hallmarked by its strength, historical glory and impeccable peace-keeping record. The institution has needed far reaching reforms in the new century in its continuing quest for modernization. Gen Naravane speaks on a range of topics including Integrated Theatre Commands, artillery modernization, the LAC Standoff with China, military equipment and new tech such as anti-drone capability, the OFB, defence industry, the procurement process, J&K and the situation in Afghanistan and his initiative to have an independent human rights cell within IA--its unique and humane nature. Excerpts:

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We Always Worry About How Rating Agencies Will React To A Large Stimulus--Omkar Goswami, Chairman, CERG Advisory

Omkar Goswami, noted economist & Chairman, CERG Advisory tells BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha that Indian economy must find its way into global trade. He says that while South-East Asian and East Asian countries were creating world-class exporting capacities and related infrastructure, we focused on import substitution. As we still do, for what else is ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, he asks. Excerpts of the interaction

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We Are In Phase Of Creeping Protectionism And MGNREGA Is Still The Best Bet In Rural Areas: Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

Abhijit V. Banerjee, Professor of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences. How well his ideas fit into India’s economic growth amid the volcanic challenges are debated in his book--Good Economics for Hard Times-- which he co-authored with Esther Duflo. He touches upon more politically contentious issues like trade, inequality and the universal basic income for those who are left out of the economic growth story. In a free-wheeling conversation with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld, Prof. Banerjee comments on India’s healthcare, the privatization, fiscal support, and the complex matrix of Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme. He asserts that the Indian economy could be competitive should “we open ourselves to trade”. Excerpts:

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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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