India and US have overcome historically rocky relations to forge a key defense pact aimed primarily at China
Pompeo and Esper met with their counterparts Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Rajnath Singh on Tuesday (October 27) and signed a key military pact, the BECA, for geospatial cooperation.
The 2+2 dialogue saw discussions on enhancing defense-industry collaborations, improving Covid-19 responses, enhancing people-to-people contacts and improving bilateral trade cooperation.
Such an expansive coverage of topics marks a positive step toward actualizing the envisaged “global” nature of the US-India strategic partnership.
Source: How the US and India became brothers in arms – Asia Times