In­dia, US to seal 3 de­fence deals

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Shishir Gupta shishir.gupta@hin­dus­tan­times.com

In­dia and the United States will con­clude talks on three vi­tal de­fence pacts dur­ing the three-day visit of De­fence Sec­re­tary Ash­ton Carter be­gin­ning in Goa from Sun­day. The three agree­ments are the Lo­gis­tics Sup­port Agree­ment (LSA) on mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion, Com­mu­ni­ca­tion In­ter-op­er­abil­ity and Se­cu­rity Mem­o­ran­dum of Agree­ment (CISMOA) on trans­fer of tech­nol­ogy, and Ba­sic Ex­change and Co­op­er­a­tion Agree­ment on shar­ing map­ping data and im­agery. The three deals are to be for­mally signed later.

US De­fence Sec­re­tary Carter ar­rives in Goa on April 10 and will visit navy base INS Kadamba at Kar­war with De­fence Min­is­ter Manohar Par­rikar the next day. Carter will take a tour of In­dia’s big­gest air­craft car­rier INS Vikra­ma­ditya.

CON­TIN­UED ON P13

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