India and the United States announced an in-principle logistics exchange agreement to enable their militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies. India, however, clarified it does not entail positioning of US troops on its soil.
In a fillip to ‘Make in India’ programme in defence, the US moved forward in providing technology for making seaborne aircraft carriers and shared two new projects for making fighter jets in India.
As per the US counterpart and Parrikar, “As our engagement deepens, we need to develop practical mechanisms to facilitate such exchanges. In this context, Secretary Carter and I agreed in principle to conclude a Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) in the coming months.”
1. Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA)
2. Washington has been urging New Delhi to sign the Logistics Support Agreement that allows the two militaries to use each other’s land, air and naval bases for resupplies, repair and rest.
So lets do:
1. Who is the Defence minister of India?
2. Expand LEMOA?
3. India and ____Agree ‘in Principle’ to Use Each Other’s Military Assets, Airbases for Logistic Purposes
Source – The Hindu