India, US Sign Logistics Exchange Agreement

Posted on:31 Aug 2016 09:05:36
India, US Sign Logistics Exchange Agreement
31 August 2016 Current Affairs: India and the United States has signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) on 29 August 2016. The logistics agreement will enable the forces of the two nations to use each other’s bases for repair and replenishment of supplies.

The agreement was signed in Pentagon during Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s visit to the US. The two leaders had agreed on the memorandum in principle when they last met in India in April 2016.

Highlights :  It makes joint operations easier and more efficient. It does not allow each nation to set up bases on the other, but to use bases and equipment only for operating together when they choose to.

On arrival at the Pentagon, Parrikar was given an enhanced honour cordon. The enhanced honour is reserved for valued guests and visitors during which national anthems are played. After the ceremonial welcome, Parrikar laid wreath at the 9/11 Memorial, following which the two leaders headed for talks.

The talks between the two defence leaders at Pentagon, the sixth meeting between the two defense chiefs, comes ahead of key annual exercises in India between US and Indian forces. The joint drills of the two forces named Yudh Abhyas will take place in the mountain of the northern India on September 2016.

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