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10/27, 10:15 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US, India sign defense partnership agreement

The United States and India signed on Tuesday the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) on geospatial cooperation. The document was signed in Delhi during the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper.

The deal will give India access to various military information, including geospatial and aeronautical data. The two countries also signed a number of deals on nuclear energy, medicine and earth sciences.

"Together we can make a real difference when it comes to regional and global challenges, whether it is in respecting territorial integrity, promoting maritime domain awareness, counterterrorism, or creating prosperity," said Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

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