Logistics agreement with US will help India
Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister, Government of India, says, “India-US logistics agreement will be of immense benefit, as it will give India access to US military bases worldwide, and does not involve any war exchanges.” Any support for operational purposes will only be on a case-by-case basis.
The Minister said that the logistics agreement is centered only on fuel, water and food support. In-principal approval was given by both sides during US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter’s recent India visit. He clarified that the logistic agreement will not involve any “war exchange”.