India, US to seal 3 defence deals
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.
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