India, US Sign Military Logistics Pact

 

India and the US on Monday signed the bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) during Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s three day visit to the US. The pact will give the militaries of both countries access to each other’s facilities for supplies and repairs.

LEMOA, a tailor-made version of the Logistics Support Agreement (LSA) signed by the US with other countries, “establishes basic terms, conditions, and procedures for reciprocal provision of Logistic Support, Supplies, and Services between the armed forces of India and the United States”.

Speaking to the media Parrikar said, “Our decision to sign the LEMOA today would make it easier for our armed forces to carry out joint activities, such as training and exercises, as well as HADRmissions.”

The military logistics agreement between the two countries was first proposed in 2002 but India did not agree to signing of the pact till earlier this year. In April, during Carter’s visit to Delhi, the two sides announced an in-principle agreement to sign the pact.

  India and the US on Monday signed the bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) during Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's three day visit to the US. The pact will give the militaries of both countries access to each other’s facilities for supplies and repairs. LEMOA, a tailor-made version of the Logistics Support Agreement (LSA) signed by the US with other countries, "establishes basic terms, conditions, and procedures for reciprocal provision of Logistic Support, Supplies, and Services between the armed forces of India and the United States". Speaking to the media Parrikar said, "Our decision to sign the LEMOA today would make it easier for our armed forces to carry out joint activities, such as training and exercises, as well as HADRmissions." The military logistics agreement between the two countries was first proposed in 2002 but India did not agree to signing of the pact till earlier this year. In April, during Carter’s visit to Delhi, the two sides announced an in-principle agreement to sign the pact.

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