Defense Equipment Deal Reflects Our Commitment to India’s Security, Sovereignty: United States
The Biden administration said on Wednesday that the sale of key defense equipment to India reflects America’s commitment to the country’s security and sovereignty. The scope of sale of defense equipment by the US to India has now been increased to $ 20 billion. State Department spokesman Ned Price said in his daily press conference, “This year the US has approved the sale of up to $ 20 billion of defense equipment to India. Our offer to expand sales in the defense sector is our commitment to India’s security and sovereignty.
Asked whether the Biden administration is reviewing its defense deals with India among other countries. To this Price said, “This reflects our commitment to a global, comprehensive, strategic partnership.”
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In a recent interview, India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu had said that the bilateral military and security ties have become stronger than before. Sandhu said that the US granting India the status of a ‘major defense partner’ and recognition of the status of ‘Strategic Trade Authorization-1’ and the signing of four fundamental agreements will boost cooperation between the armies of the two countries.
He said that India has signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA), Industrial Security Annex and Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) with the US for cooperation between the armies of the two countries. Huh.
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