India and the United States on Tuesday (October 27th) signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), which, together with the two agreements previously signed – the Logistics Exchange Agreement (LEMOA) and the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) – a troika of «founding pacts» for deep military cooperation between the two countries. Last month, Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, agreed on the five-point consensus to defuse border tensions, which included measures such as rapid withdrawal of troops, prevention of measures that could exert tensions, respect for all agreements aimed at restoring peace and calm along the LAC. «The new BECA agreement will mark an important milestone in U.S.-India relations and cooperation. In addition to the Security and Communication Agreement (COMCASA) and the Memorandum of Understanding on Logistics Exchange (LEMOA), BECA will be one of the basic military communication agreements between the two countries,» said Agendra Kumar, president of Esri, a site mapping and analysis platform. The BECA agreement will be signed at Hyderabad`s 2/2 meeting, which would improve space cooperation between them and likely help improve the accuracy of Indian missile systems. The discussions ended with the announcement of five important agreements and the declaration of intent – the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA); Technical cooperation in the field of earth observation and earth sciences; the agreement extending the agreement to implement the partnership in the field of nuclear energy; agreements on the electronic exchange of customs data between postal operators; Letter of intent for cooperation in Ayurvedic and cancer research. But because of China`s obvious and current danger, Washington`s strategic embrace by New Delhi is the obvious result. The Indian defense company has already deployed at least five U.S. platforms on the LAC – C-17 Globemaster III for military transport, Boeing Chinook CH-47 as a heavy helicopter, Boeing Apache as a tank killer, P-8I Poseidon for land reconnaissance and Lockheed Martins C-130J for aircraft lifts. «I see that the agreement goes beyond tactical objectives and involves the exchange of geospatial intelligence information on the government`s use for defence and other purposes. The United States will exchange technical and procedural information with India on methods, specifications and formats for the collection, processing and production of geo-intelligence information,» he said. BECA is an important agreement in this regard to ensure intelligence and real-time data exchange.