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BECA — and importance of three foundational pacts of India-US milita...

  Nov 04, 2020

BECA — and importance of three foundational pacts of India-US military cooperation

Q. Why is this in news ?

A. India and the United States on (October 27) signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), which, along with the two agreements signed earlier — the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) and the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) — completes a troika of “foundational pacts” for deep military cooperation between the two countries.

Q. What is the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA)?

Q. And what is the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) about?

Q. What about the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA)?

Q. What is the specific context of these pacts, and their practical benefit to India?

Q. And what is the big picture on the signing of these foundational pacts with the US and the way forward?