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COMCASA signed between India and the United States

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, and Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the U.S.-India 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi, India, on September 6, 2018. (U.S. Department of State/Released)
September 06, 2018

In a big step towards enhancing India and U.S. relations, both the countries today signed the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) during the 2+2 dialogue.

This is seen as a new era of relations. The signing of such an agreement will allow India to get access to the critical U.S. technologies for the development of various equipment. India is also one of the non-NATO countries to get such access.

When India signed the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA) with the US in 2002, it didn’t cover as much as the COMCASA.

Both countries also agreed to work on getting India into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). For very long, India had tried to get membership with NSG.