The two countries signed LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement) in 2016 as part of a defence agreement between India and the United States. There was already a two-and-a-half meeting between the two countries. Under this agreement, both countries can use the other country`s military base, the port. The India-U.S. Agreement: The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) signed between India and the United States has been signed. On the Indian side, the supplementary secretary, the Ministry of Defence Jivesh Nandan, signed the agreement. The foreign and defence ministers of India and the United States were also present. Let me tell you that after this agreement, the strength of the Indian army will increase considerably. The agreement is crucial given the continuing tensions with China. Beca had been in discussion for 10 years. The UPA government blocked classified information after security forces expressed concerns about the protection of classified information and access to classified laboratories in India. Over time, these concerns have been dispelled after several rounds of negotiations. Previously, the two-and-a-half meeting between India and the United States was held at Hyderabad House in Delhi.
The meeting brought together Indian Secretary of State S Jaishankar and Secretary of Defense Rajnath Singh, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. Prior to the meeting, National Security Adviser Ajit Doval also met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. These three met for a long time in South Block. Several important issues were discussed during the meeting. How are we going to help? India and the United States will sign an important defence agreement today. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in India on Monday for a two-day visit. The two countries are due to hold a two-and-a-half-year meeting on Tuesday. Rajnath Singh, Indian Minister of Defense, and Secretary of State S Jaishankar, along with their American colleagues Mark Esper and Mike Pompeo, will attend the meeting. New Delhi: substantive exchange and cooperation between India and the United States at the two plus two ministerial meeting (India USA 2-2 dialogue) today (Tuesday)