Mittal vs Jindal: The fight for India’s steel crown

Industry leader JSW Steel faces a challenger in ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India. With both companies drawing up ambitious plans to expand capacity, a battle looms.

In the heat and dust of India’s steel plants running at full tilt amid a bull run in prices, an anticipation is building of a fight as hot as the molten metal. It’s a tussle in a market that is already the second largest in the world, and is expected to grow by nearly three times in the next 10 years. At stake is one crown. In the fray are two entrepreneurs and their legacies.  

On one side is Sajjan Jindal, chairman and managing director of JSW Steel, who finally seems to have opened up a decisive lead over Tata …


Prince M. Thomas

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