Doval, Pompeo, Esper discuss ways to deepen Indo-US ties

New Delhi, Oct 27: During the meeting of National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval and US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, both sides highlighted the need to build capabilities across all domains. 

Pompeo who is on a four nation tour made his first stop in India along with US defence chief, Mike Esper for the 2+2 dialogue. During the discussions, Doval, Pompeo and Esper discussed ways to deepen the relationship between the two countries. Issues relating to regional and global security were also discussed. 

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Explained: Importance of the landmark Indo-US defence pact BECA

New Delhi, Oct 27: India is all set to step up defence cooperation with the United States.

This would include Institutionalising sharing of Maritime and and geospatial intelligence.

India and the United State will sign the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) on the sidelines of the 2_2 dialogue. This would enable exchange of geospatial information between the two countries. It would also enhance operational efficiency of the defence platforms of the United States that are being operated in India.

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