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India-US logistics deal to work only on mutual consent: Defence Ministry
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 8/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

New Delhi: The Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that the newly-inked India-US military logistics agreement will work only on mutual consent, and clarified that it does not provide for setting up of bases or an obligation to carry out joint activities. "Defence cooperation between India and the United States has never been stronger than it is today," the Defence Ministry said in a tweet from its official Twitter handle.

The Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) was signed between India and the US on Monday in Washington, in the presence of visiting Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter.

"LEMOA is a facilitating agreement that establishes terms, conditions, procedures for reciprocal provision of logistic support, supplies, service. Reciprocal logistic support would be used exclusively in port visits, joint exercises, joint training, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief," it said.

"Logistics support for any other cooperative efforts shall only be provided on case to case basis through prior mutual consent of parties," it said, adding that this consent would be consistent with the respective laws, regulations and policies.

The tweets added that LEMOA "does not create any obligations on either party to carry out any joint activity", "does not provide for the establishment of any bases or basing arrangements", and "significantly enhances operational capacity of our armed forces, including in response to humanitarian crises or disaster relief".


India-US logistics deal to work only on mutual consent: Defence Ministry


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

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