New Delhi: India and the United States finally signed the Basic Agreement on Trade and Cooperation (BECA) for geographical cooperation on Tuesday, the last of the three most important basic agreements between the two countries. LEMOA stands for Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), an optimized version of the Logistics Support Agreement (LSA), that the United States has close military cooperation with several countries. It is also one of three fundamental agreements — as the United States has said. In late 2014, New Delhi had asked the Pentagon for a “non-paper” on basic agreements, but things only accelerated after the visit to the United States by Manohar Parrikar, then Defense Minister, in December 2015. The military agreement was signed during the third round of the 2-2 ministerial dialogue and paves the way for a comprehensive and close partnership between India and the United States. The agreement will cover four main areas: port talks, joint exercises, training and humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief. Any other requirements must be agreed on a case-by-case basis by both parties. Cyprus maintains special friendly relations with Greece and Turkey, in accordance with the balance established by the Guarantee Treaty and the Covenant Treaty and the founding agreement, and grants them, by mutual agreement on appropriate conditions, treatment with most beneficiaries, as long as this is compatible with their obligations as members of the European Union and within the framework of the founding treaty. The signing of these agreements is, under U.S. law, mandatory for the United States to enter into military alliances in the export of sensitive equipment.
Under the new agreement, an accounting and payment mechanism will be put in place and officials who will serve as focal points will be appointed by both parties. One of the great benefactors of this agreement is the navy, because it needs to be reloaded more often than the air force and the army. Since India had not signed the agreement before, the Indian army had purchased U.S. platforms without U.S. communications equipment, such as the C-130 Hercules special aircraft and the Globemaster C-17`s strategic relievers. The Logistics Exchange Agreement (LEMOA), an optimized version of the Logistics Support Agreement (LSA), was the first “founding agreement” signed by India and the United States. After the fall of power by the BJP government led by Narendra Modi, the first of three agreements, the Memorandum of Understanding on logistics exchange (LEMOA), was signed in 2016.