The U.S. military`s competitive advantage is mostly maintained by the advanced technologies that the country is constantly developing. The United States sells military equipment to other countries with strict control over its use and use. Take, for example, the B777-300ER aircraft that India recently purchased from Boeing for the use of VVIP. The sale of advanced communication and safety systems on aircraft, which are not available on the market, is done smoothly through basic agreements. The signing of BECA stems from the signing of three other key pacts between the two countries, which have been identified as key to significantly strengthening strategic relations. The first quartet is entitled The Agreement on the General Security of Military Information (GSOMIA), signed by the two countries in 2002. GSOMIA provides specific measures to ensure security standards for the protection of critical information shared by the United States with India. In an important step in 2016, the United States had designated India as a “major defense partner,” which wants to elevate trade in protection and technology trade to a level equivalent to that of its closest allies and partners. The two countries signed the Logistics Exchange Agreement (LEMOA) in 2016, which allows their military to use each other`s bases for repair and replenishment of stocks and to allow closer cooperation. LEMOA allows U.S. and Indian military personnel to rebuild bases and access supplies, spare parts and services from ground facilities, air bases and ports, which can then be reimbursed. The BECA allows the exchange of geographic data.
Much like a GPS for navigation, such an exchange of geographical data improves the accuracy of a rocket or the usefulness of a drone. The United States also strives to promote “interoperability” with the defence forces of the countries that are its defence partners. Interoperability involves real-time coordination of forces. The United States has signed these basic agreements with at least 100 countries, most of which follow a standard text. In the four basic agreements, changes were made in the case of India. Since the 2005 civil nuclear agreement, defence cooperation has grown rapidly. The United States has significantly eased restrictions on technology trade in favour of India and India is known as a “major defence partner.” Basic agreements deepen defence cooperation in trade and exploitation. India and the United States are also part of a broader common vision for the Indo-Pacific region, where the two countries, along with Japan and Australia, are strengthening their military cooperation.