India, US sign five documents including BECA during 2+2 Ministerial meet

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New Delhi [India], October 27: India and the United States on Tuesday signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) and four additional archives during the third 2+2 Ministerial Dialog. 

As indicated by an official articulation gave by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), the BECA was marked between the Ministry of Defense and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Department of Defense of United States of America. 

BECA permits the militaries of the two nations to share geospatial data, top of the line military innovation and arranged satellite information on guard related issues. 

During the meet, the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US marked a Memorandum of Understanding for Technical Cooperation in Earth Observations and Earth Sciences. 

The Agreement for the Electronic Exchange of Customs Data between the India Post and United States Postal Service was additionally marked. 

"Letter of Intent was marked between the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy and the Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Government of the US for collaboration in the field of Ayurveda and Cancer Research," the MEA said. 

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper had shown up in India on Monday for the main leg of their four-country visit. They have now left for Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia. While in India he drove the US appointment including Defense Secretary Mark Esper for the 2+2 pastoral discourse. 

The 2+2 India-US clerical discourse was held between Pompeo, Esper and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.

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