Write to us with comments and comments on socmed4@thehindu.co.in Amid the continuing deadlock over the Line of Real Control (LAC) in Ladakh – the longest and heaviest in 30 years – India and the United States have stepped up intelligence and military cooperation under the radar to unprecedented levels, especially since June. As The Hindu reported last month, the United States was very interested in India`s willingness to sign BECA before 2-2, and discussions continued to bridge the differences. One of the main differences was the issue of reciprocity in the exchange of geostrategy data. The strengthening of cooperation mechanisms between the two militaries must be rewarded in the context of an increasingly aggressive China, which threatens a large number of countries in its vicinity and beyond, and which has challenged several established norms and aspects of international relations. Next week`s two-and-two talks between India and the United States will focus on global cooperation in the area of the pandemic and challenges in the peaceful space, which involve economic cooperation in space and energy, between people and cooperation between people and defense and security, according to senior U.S. government officials, according to which THE BECA will allow for a broader exchange of geographic data between the armed forces. It has not yet been signed because it was differentiated on the issue of reciprocity in the exchange of information. New Delhi: India and the United States intend to sign an important pact, the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), for geographic cooperation before the NOVEMBER 3 presidential elections. In the face of rising tensions between India and China following the deaths of 20 soldiers in Ladakh four months ago, the pact is expected to help India narrow the military divide with Beijing. News of the agreement was strongly criticized by the Chinese government Global Times, which noted earlier this month that «New Delhi… «hopes to show China its military strength and the importance of U.S.

connections to the largest size.» However, it is unlikely that the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geographical Cooperation (BECA), currently under discussion, will be concluded. There are differences on the issue of reciprocity in the exchange of geostrategic information, and both sides are trying to resolve them, two official sources independently confirmed. India and the United States signed a defense agreement on October 27 that will allow the exchange of high-end military technology, classified satellite data and critical information between the two countries. The signing of the long-negotiated Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) at the third edition of the 2-2 dialogue between the two strategic partners also marks the strengthening of bilateral defence and military relations and is part of India`s tense border conflict with China in eastern Ladakh. It would also be wise to reduce these discussions and agreement somewhat in a broader geopolitical context. The continuing stalemate with China is an obvious factor underpinning the dialogue as a whole, and the United States has made no secret of its efforts to create a pole opposed to China`s growing influence in the region. There are discussions and developments underway within the quad alliance between Australia, India, Japan and the United States, and in the midst of all this, it is worth considering whether the signing of the BECA Treaty has now included India, which has so far avoided being seen as part of a coalition, more firmly in the United States.