No, it is not a basic agreement. There will be no fighting of American troops or assets on Indian soil. It is a purely logistical agreement. India can access a number of U.S. facilities around the world for logistical support, and the United States, which operates in a large region of the Asia-Pacific region, will benefit from Indian facilities. Under the new agreement, an accounting and payment mechanism will be put in place and officials who will serve as focal points will be appointed by both parties. The agreement will cover four main areas: port talks, joint exercises, training and humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief. Any other requirements must be agreed on a case-by-case basis by both parties. LEMOA stands for Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), an optimized version of the Logistics Support Agreement (LSA), that the United States has close military cooperation with several countries. It is also one of three fundamental agreements — as the United States has said. Although data exchange is a process done on both sides, it will benefit India more. The reason is that India has access to military data that can help create target coordinators.
In an interview with Financial Express Online, C4I expert Milind Kulshrestha said that the COMCASA, BECA and LEMOA agreements will certainly make India a major military power in the Indian Ocean region. The recent standoff between India has highlighted a new dimension of India in terms of aggressive military attitude. 9. India`s Secretary of Defense, Manohar Parrikar, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the agreement would provide the two countries with better opportunities for “practical ties and exchanges.” The two countries signed LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement) in 2016 as part of a defence agreement between India and the United States. There was already a two-and-a-half meeting between the two countries. Under this agreement, both countries can use the other country`s military base, the port. India and the United States will sign a major defense agreement on Tuesday paving the way for exchanges of advanced military technology, equipment and geocards between the two countries` armies. This was stated by Secretary of Defense Rajnath Singh after discussing with his American counterpart Mark T. Esper the general issues of erasure. Officials said Singh and Esper discussed during the discussions how to further strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and strengthen relations between the two countries` armies and key regional security challenges, including the Indian neighbourhood.