Esper said: “Defence relations between our two nations remain an important pillar of our bilateral relations as a whole. On the basis of our common values and interests, we stand shoulder to support a free and open Indo Pacific, especially in the face of increasing aggressiveness and destabilizing activities of China. India and the United States have already signed three important basic agreements: the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) in 2002, the Logistics Exchange Agreement (LEMOA) in 2016 and the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) in 2018. These included areas of security and military information, compatibility, security and logistics exchanges, and communications. The agreement will allow the United States to exchange sensitive data on satellites and sensors that would help India reach military targets with precise accuracy. The data obtained under the agreement will be relevant to India`s northern and western borders, which will be essential given the current geopolitical situation. LEMOA has great benefits for both India and the United States, particularly in the case of naval cooperation. The strategic agreement allows partners to make their military and strategic assets available to each other, such as warships and other facilities, necessiting mutual trust. It took nearly a decade to negotiate LEMOA, and the exercise somehow closed the confidence gap between India and the United States, paving the way for the other two pacts. Under the BECA agreement, U.S. forces will provide advanced navigational and avionics assistance and share geographic data with India, which will help increase the accuracy of the Indian military`s automated hardware systems and weapons, such as drones, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles.
This could be the key to cooperation between India and the United States between India and the United States. Just as your radio booth (or gps in your smartphone) will help you on the way to your destination and help you reach it quickly and efficiently, BECA will provide Indian military systems with a high-quality GPS to navigate with rockets in real time in order to precisely attack the opponent. These agreements covered areas such as security and military information, compatibility, security and logistics exchanges, and communications. BECA`s goal is to improve space cooperation between India and the United States. India and the United States have signed another pact in 2018 called the Communication Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), which provides for interoperability between the two militaries and provides for the sale of high-end technologies from the United States to India. Comcasa was signed in September 2018 at the end of the first 2-2 dialogue, during which Sushma Swaraj, then Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Nirmala Sitharaman, then Minister of Defense, met with Assistant Minister Michael R. Pompeo and James N Mattis, then Minister of Defense. In 2018, COMCASA (Communication Compatibility and Security Agreement), which is designed for interoperability between the two military and allows the sale of high-end technologies in India, was set up. The BECA agreement will also help to reduce India`s military divide with China in the wake of tensions between India and China. India and China have been in border conflict since April-May, following the intrusion of the Chinese People`s Liberation Army into several parts of Indian territory.
These drones need geo-American data for enemy attacks from the sky. The agreement comes at a time when India is considering buying U.S. drones for the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force 10-10-10-30 General Atomics MQ-9 Guardian.