India and the US closed a growing relationship by signing the last foundational agreement in order to exchange geospatial intelligence. This brings the defense system nearer and strengthens a compact that spans a wide spectrum from science, health, technology, and education. It is undergirded by a shared alarm over economic aggression and the increasing military of China. Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state did not hesitate, not a single pinch to name China, and said:
“US leaders and citizens see with increasing clarity that the Chinese Communist Party is not a friend to democracy, the rule of transparency and law.” On the other hand, the defense minister of India, Rajnath Singh too did not stop the voice. He recently said that India was being “challenged by reckless aggressin on our northern borders.”
More About Statement Of Pompeo :
At the third ‘2+2’ meeting between defense and foreign ministers, the US and India signed five agreements. Most importantly, it signaled that the two countries are cutting across a swathe of sectors in order to work together. This is despite the occasional remarks US President Donald Trump puts on trade and more recently on the quality of air in India. The signing of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geospatial Cooperation(BECA) along with the previous GSOMIA, COMCASA, and LEMOA makes India a close partner of the US. This was known to Pompeo.
This is even in the absence of any formal alliance. US defense secretary of the US and Pompeo also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi said, “Our comprehensive global strategic partnership stands on a foundation of strong shared principles and common interests.”
In his previous remarks, S Jaishankar, foreign minister of the country, in an indirect reference to China, said, ”The ability of India and the US to work together in foreign policy and defense has a larger resonance With hands in hands, we can make a difference which would be significant when we talk about regional and global changes. Whether it is in promoting maritime awareness, respecting territorial integrity, ensuring prosperity, or countering terrorism.”
Joined Statements Of The Two Nations:
A joined statement welcomed the “growing understanding of the Indo-Pacific among like-minded countries”. It reaffirmed that closer India-US corporation would ”support shared interests in promoting security and prosperity in the Indo- Pacific region and further beyond”.
Pompeo, in his opening remarks, said that India and the US were “cooperating on defeating corona pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China, to confronting the threats to security and freedom of Chinese Communist Party, to promoting stability and peace in the whole region”.