US, India sign new military agreement

According to Reuters New Delhi, the United States and India signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement on Geospatial Cooperation (BECA) on 27th local time, which will allow India to use U.S. satellite and map data.

Reportedly, on that day, in India’s New Delhi held in the United States and India’s foreign minister defense minister “2 + 2 talks” after the end of the U.S. Secretary of Defense Esper said at a press conference, the United States and India signed the “geospatial cooperation basic exchange and cooperation agreement” (BECA) is an “important milestone”, will promote cooperation between the two countries’ militaries.

The United States plans to sell more fighter jets and drones to India, Esper added. The BECA will give India access to a range of topographical, navigational and aeronautical data, which is considered vital for improving the targeting accuracy of missiles and armed drones.