US State Secretary Mike Pompeo and US Defence Secretary Mark Esper meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday after the third 2+2 ministerial dialogue between the two countries during which Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), a key defence deal allowing sharing of geospatial information between their militaries, was signed.
Defence ministry's Additional Secretary Jivesh Nandan signed the agreement on behalf of the Indian government. BECA will allow the militaries of the two countries to share geospatial information, high-end military technology and classified satellite data on defence-related issues.
After the conclusion of the agreement, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that military-to-military cooperation between the two countries is progressing well.