Delhi continues to work resolutely to maintain its “strategic autonomy” and influential Indian interest groups are cautious about dependence on foreign powers and any initiatives akin to a military alliance. That`s why it took more than a decade of negotiations before Delhi signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Washington in 2016, an agreement similar to that already reached by 88 other countries. This does not mean that American troops are deployed in India or vice versa. The agreement is purely logistical. The agreement is useful for cooperation between the two countries between the navy and allows India to use the series of U.S. facilities around the world to provide logistical support. Similarly, the United States can benefit from Indian facilities. India as A U.S. defense partnerThe United States generally limits the COMCASA, GSOMIA, LEMoA and BECA agreements to NATO allies such as Japan, South Korea and Australia – the major powers of the Indo-Pacific space. However, to curb China`s military expansion in the region, the United States decided to join India. India had already signed GSOMIA in 2002 and LEMoA in 2016. The LEMoA provides both countries with access to the designation of military installations on both sides for refuelling and recharging. The BECA, which facilitates the exchange of geostrategic data, has yet to be signed.
The U.S. military equipment previously purchased by India is c-130 Hercules and C-17 globemaster. This equipment came without original means of communication due to the absence of COMCASA. India has used its own communication systems. The U.S. communications system is supposed to be secure and encrypted. COMCASA is one of four core agreements that the United States signs with allies and close partners to facilitate interoperability between the military and the sale of high-end technologies. Topics: 2/2 – 2-2 Dailogue – Comcasa – Industrial Security Agreement – Industrial Security Annex – Mike Pompeo – Rajnath Singh – S jaishankar – washington The conclusion of the COMCASA agreement between India and the United States is a great thing.