India and US sign BECA for geospatial cooperation

The highly significant occasion involves exchange of dialogues between the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper and India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar. 

India and US sign BECA for geospatial cooperation
India and US sign BECA for geospatial cooperation

India and US sign BECA for geospatial cooperation

On October 27, India signs the fourth and final `foundational military pact’ called the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geospatial Cooperation (BECA) with the US to strengthen the strategic ties between the two countries.

The highly significant occasion involves exchange of dialogues between the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper and India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar. 

The Times of India quotes Mike Pompeo as saying, “Today is a great opportunity for two great democracies to grow closer. We’ve a lot to discuss today-to cooperate amid pandemic, to confront Chinese Communist party’s threats to security & freedom, to promote peace & stability in the region.”

“We’ve strengthened our defence & security partnership especially over past year during which we advanced our regional security & information sharing. Our cooperation meets the challenges of the day & principles of a free and open Indo-Pacific,” shares Mark Esper as reported by The Times of India.

BECA opens up new avenues of cooperation between the countries as Rajnath Singh points out, “We are happy that we’ve completed the BECA (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement), which will open new avenues in the information sharing. We are eager to discuss further issues with US.”

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