India, US set to sign landmark military deal today
New Delhi : At a time when any strength to India's defence system will haunt its haters, the nation is all set to sign a landmark military deal with the US on Tuesday. Under the new agreement, both the nations will be sharing high-end military technology, logistics and geospatial maps between their militaries.
This comes after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held wide-ranging talks with his US counterpart Mark T Esper on Monday. Moving closer in military ways, India and the US will sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation (BECA) during the 2+2 meeting on Tuesday.
As per known information, the agreements will be signed at Hyderabad House.
After the deal is signed, the data related to ground and maritime locations, nautical and aeronautical maps and charts and specific coordinates will be shared as part of this agreement. It is expected that the deal will improve India’s accuracy in targeting military targets.
During their discussion on regional security challenges, both the ministers briefly talked about India’s border row with China in eastern Ladakh.
In a separate meeting, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also held talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and focused on a broad spectrum of issues of mutual interests.
Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Delhi on Monday on a two-day visit for the third edition of the 2+2 ministerial dialogue which will take place on Tuesday. The Indian side at the 2+2 dialogue will be led by Jaishankar and Singh.