In the two-day two-plus two-day talks between India and the US in New Delhi, the two countries have signed the BECA agreement (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement). This agreement will also facilitate the sharing of information between the two countries. Not only this, but many important agreements can also be signed.
This Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) signed between India and the United States has been signed on behalf of India by Jeevesh Nandan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defense.
Let us know that the US Defense and Foreign Minister reached India on Monday to attend the meeting. The meeting is taking place at a time when there is a continuing conflict between India and China on the Line of Actual Control in East Ladakh. In such a situation, China is also eyeing this meeting between India and America. On the other hand, the US Defense and Foreign Minister went to the National War Memorial to pay tribute to the martyrs.
During the talks, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that we are happy that we have completed the BECA (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement), this will open new avenues for sharing information. We look forward to discussing further issues with the US.
What is the BECA agreement?
During the talks, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that we are happy that we have completed the BECA (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement), this will open new avenues for sharing information. With Beca, India will be able to use special US data for missile attacks. It has the exact geographical location of any region.
10 important things related to BECA
BECA is America's fourth and final 'fundamental' agreement with India.
Both countries have already signed the General Security of Military Information Agreement (2002), Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (2016), Communications Compatibility, and Security Agreement (2018) to create military information exchange and secure communication systems...
BECA will provide India access to confidential information including critical geospatial data as well as critical military applications.
Under BECA the two countries can exchange maps, marine and aeronautical charts, commercial and other unclassified imagery, geophysical, geomagnetic, and gravity data.
The agreement will allow the US to share sensitive data taken from satellites and sensors, which will help India to see military targets with the utmost accuracy.
Apart from this, India will be able to keep a close watch on the movement or other antics of Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean.
In the case of Pakistan, if there is another airstrike like Balakot, then India will be able to confirm the successful destruction of such targets with data from the US satellite and other means.
The Government of India has said that the signing of this agreement will further deepen relations between the armed forces of the two countries.
The UPA had raised concerns about the protection of confidential information and access to confidential laboratories in India under the BECA.
These concerns were brought to mind after several rounds of negotiations between New Delhi and Washington DC. Only after this, the agreement is finalized after an all-time high-level relationship between the two countries.