Basic Exchange And Cooperation Agreement Beca
The General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) and its extension, the Information Security Annex (ISA) signed in 2019, allow military technological cooperation for the exchange of classified information between governments and companies in both countries. LeMOA provides logistical support, for example. B refuelling in aircraft or ships, supplying spare parts or maintaining them. Last month, for example, the U.S. Navy`s P8 aircraft landed at Port Blair to refuel under LEMOA. Even in the absence of this agreement, such cooperation between India and the United States can and has taken place, but the agreement makes it transparent and facilitates accounting. Comcasa enables the Indian armed forces to acquire advanced and secure communications equipment from the United States. Such devices were previously refused for U.S.-origin platforms such as C-17, C-130, and commercial systems were used in their place. It was only after comCASA was signed that the encrypted systems were made available to India.
India and the United States on Tuesday (October 27th) signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), which, together with the two agreements previously signed – the Logistics Exchange Agreement (LEMOA) and the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) – a troika of «founding pacts» for deep military cooperation between the two countries. 1. General Security of Military Information Security Agreement (GSOMIA) in 2002. In 2019, an agreement was signed for the extension of follow-up measures – Annex to Industrial Security (ISA). The data obtained under the agreement will be relevant to India`s northern and western borders, which will be essential given the current geopolitical situation. The pact allows the United States to provide India with its encrypted communications equipment and systems so that Indian and American military commanders, as well as aircraft and ships of both countries, can communicate through secure networks in times of peace and war. Again, to take a simple example, it is like being able to exchange messages or communicate with a friend on WhatsApp, signal or telegram in real time and safely. In the face of rising tensions between India and China following the deaths of 20 soldiers in Ladakh four months ago, the pact is expected to help India narrow the military divide with Beijing. News of the agreement was strongly criticized by the Chinese government Global Times, which noted earlier this month that «New Delhi…
«hopes to show China its military strength and the importance of U.S. connections to the largest size.»