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India says to sign military agreement with US on sharing of satellite data

The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement on Geospatial Cooperation (BECA) will allow India access to topographical, nautical and aeronautical data for better accuracy of weapons like missiles and drones.
Oct 26, 2020 / 07:52 PM IST

India and the United States will sign a military agreement on sharing of satellite data during the current visit by US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the Indian defence ministry said on October 26, deepening strategic ties.

The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement on Geospatial Cooperation (BECA) will allow India access to topographical, nautical and aeronautical data for better accuracy of weapons like missiles and drones.

Esper and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in New Delhi for a top-level security dialogue on Tuesday, seen as part of efforts to counter China's growing assertiveness in the region.

"The two ministers expressed satisfaction that agreement of BECA will be signed during the visit," the Indian defence ministry said following Esper's talks with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

 
Reuters

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