Business Standard

US-India deal: Conclusion of BECA to open doors for high-tech arms

Becoming a BECA signatory will take India into a select group of long-range missile powers, which can strike targets thousands of kilometres away with an accuracy of 100 metres or less

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife, Susan Pompeo
Premium

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife, Susan Pompeo, disembark from an aircraft upon their arrival at the airport in New Delhi

Ajai Shukla New Delhi
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart, Secretary for Defense Mark Esper, met in New Delhi today in the lead-up to the “US-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue” on Tuesday. Joining them for the dialogue tomorrow will be Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“The two ministers reviewed bilateral defence cooperation spanning military-to-military cooperation, secure communication systems and information sharing, defence trade and industrial issues,” announced the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The MoD also confirmed the conclusion of the last remaining “defence foundational agreement” — the so-called Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) for Geospatial Intelligence.

“The two ministers expressed

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Oct 27 2020 | 1:39 AM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on business-standard.com are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to read more on Business-Standard.com