India, US sign major Defence Pact BECA for geospatial cooperation

TNI Bureau:  In a landmark deal, India and the United States on Tuesday inked a defence agreement – the Indo-US Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) during the third India-US 2+2 talks in Delhi.

This deal will facilitate the exchange of geospatial data including nautical & aeronautical charts. It will also allow sharing of high-end military technology, classified satellite data and critical information between the two countries.

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Both the Nations signed a total of five agreements including BECA.

The BECA is the fourth and final foundational understanding that the US has with India.


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