India-US sign COMCASA: What is it and how does it help Indian defence?

Nirmala Sitharaman asserted that the pact will enhance India's defence capability and preparedness

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis during Press Conference on India-US 2   2 Dialogue, in New Delhi. Photo: Dalip Kumar
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Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Secretary of Defence James Mattis during Press Conference on India-US 2 + 2 Dialogue, in New Delhi. Photo: Dalip Kumar

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At the 2+2 meet, India and the United States signed the COMCASA, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Foreign Affairs Miinster Sushma Swaraj, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis were present at the time of signing. Michael Pompeo termed the 'Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (COMCASA)' agreement a "milestone" in the relationship and Nirmala Sitharaman asserted that the pact will enhance India's defence capability and preparedness. But the question is what is COMCASA and what it does for India.

What is COMCASA?

COMCASA is one of the three foundation agreements that need to be signed by a country with

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First Published: Sep 06 2018 | 6:56 PM IST

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