Manohar Parrikar leaves for U.S, Is for Key Logistics Agreement?


New Delhi: India and the US are set to sign a key logistics agreement this week which will enable both militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies. Meanwhile Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar departed on a four-day visit to the U.S., his second in eight months.

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The two sides are expected to discuss the logistics sharing agreement during the visit, sources said, even as there was no official word on possibility of the deal being sealed. 

During Carter's visit to India in April this year, India and the US had announced they will be signing a Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement.

Parrikar will, during his tour, visit the 9/11 memorial at Pentagon, the US Cyber Command, Andrews Air Force Base, and Langley Air Force base and interact with US business industry associates during the first two days of his visit.

On Wednesday, he will be visiting the Boeing facility in Philadelphia, sources said. The minister will return for Delhi on Thursday.

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