In a major boost to bilateral strategic ties, India and the US have signed a crucial logistics defence pact that will enable their militaries to use each other’s assets and bases for repair and replenishment of supplies, making joint operations more efficient.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter signed the ‘Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement’ (LEMOA) and said it will facilitate opportunities for “practical engagement and exchange”.
LEMOA: Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement.
LEMOA Is For: Army, air force and navy of both the countries.
LEMOA means: Armed forces of both the countries can now seek food, water, petroleum, transportation, communication, clothing, and components, repair and maintenance.
When LEMOA Is Used: Cash payment will be made to avail services.