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This article is based on „The Delhi-DC strategic dance“, published in the Hindustan Times on 27.10.2020. He talks about the impact of the signing of the Agreement between India and the United States on the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geospatial Intelligence (BECA). • The BECA agreement will also help reduce India`s military rift with China in the wake of india-China border tensions. India and China have been in a border situation since April-May, after the intruder of the People`s Liberation Army (People`s Liberation Army) in several parts of Indian territory. • The BECA agreement will help India and the US counter China`s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region. • BECA is the last of four core agreements signed between India and the United States to strengthen defence relations. Among the other three agreements, the BECA agreement will allow the militaries of both nations to access highly accurate space data, high-end military technologies and classified satellite data on defense-related issues. • The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) for space cooperation is primarily a proposed communication agreement between the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency of the US Department of Defense and the US Department of Defense. Topics covered: bilateral, regional and global groups and agreements that involve India and/or affect India`s interests. The data obtained under the agreement will be relevant to India`s northern and western borders, which will be essential given the current geopolitical situation. India and the United States have signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), signed jointly with the two previously signed agreements, LEMOA and COMCASA. The BECA agreement has been under negotiation between India and the US for more than a decade, with the previous UPA government concerned about its impact on India`s national security, given that the bilateral agreement also provides for India to share similar data with the US.
The agreement is one of the few fundamental agreements the United States is entering into with its close partners….