India And Us Agreements

Senior U.S. and Indian defense and foreign officials sign an agreement on the exchange of information in the third round of their two-plus-two dialogue. The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) is the last of four basic military agreements signed by the two countries in the past two decades. It allows the exchange of sensitive geographic data to increase the accuracy of Indian drones and cruise missiles. At a press conference, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper stressed countries` commitment to keeping Indo-pacific states free and open, “especially in the face of increased aggression and destabilizing activities in China.” New Delhi: India and the United States finally signed the Basic Agreement on Trade and Cooperation (BECA) for geographical cooperation on Tuesday, the last of the three most important basic agreements between the two countries. After the fall of power by the BJP government led by Narendra Modi, the first of three agreements, the Memorandum of Understanding on logistics exchange (LEMOA), was signed in 2016. This was followed by the Communication and Security Compatibility Agreement (COMCASA), signed in 2018. In July 2005, Bush received Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington, D.C. The two heads of state and government announced the success of the NSSP and other agreements that strengthened cooperation in the fields of nuclear, civil and high-tech civil trade.

Other initiatives announced included the U.S.-India economic dialogue, HIV/AIDS, disaster relief, technological cooperation, a knowledge initiative for agriculture, a trade policy forum, an energy dialogue, a CEO forum and a reciprocity initiative to promote democracy and freedom. [232] President Bush delivered India in March 2006, during which the progress of these initiatives was reviewed and new initiatives were launched. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the guest of honour at the first state dinner of U.S. President Barack Obama`s administration on November 24, 2009. Subsequently, Obama visited India from November 6-9, 2010 and signed numerous trade and defense agreements with India. He was speaking at the joint meeting of the Indian Parliament in New Delhi and became only the second President of the United States to do so and announced that the United States would support India`s bid for a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, meaning the growing strategic dimension of relations between the world`s two largest democracies. [259] The United States has four “basic” agreements that it signs with its defence partners. The Pentagon describes the agreements as “routine instruments used by the United States to promote military cooperation with partner countries.” U.S. officials said the agreements are not preconditions for bilateral defence cooperation, but that it would be easier and cheaper to carry out activities such as refueling aircraft or ships in other countries and providing disaster relief.

[223] The first of the four agreements, the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), was signed by India and the United States.

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