Tuesday, April 12, 2016

United States (US) and Indians Agree to Share Military Logistics

Posted By: aftab hussain - 11:00 PM

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United States (US) Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said on Tuesday India and the United States have agreed in principle to share military logistics, as both sides seek to counter the growing maritime assertiveness of China.
Both sides have agreement on hand but not ready to signing yet, US official urging Indians to sign a logistics support agreement that allows the two militaries to use each other's land, air and naval bases for resupplies, repair and rest."We have agreed in principle that all the issues are resolved," Carter and Manohar Parrikar said after talks with, Carter said that two sides would finalise the text of an agreement in coming week.India has had concerns that a logistics agreement would draw it into a military alliance with the US and undermine its traditional autonomy.

India is keen to access US technology for Modi's "Make in India" plans to build a domestic industrial base, including the defence, and cut expensive arms imports.

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