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Manohar Parrikar, Ashton Carter sign logistics agreement

Both sides talk up maritime security dialogue, to increase frequency

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar with US counterpart Defence Secretary Ashton Carter
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar with US counterpart Defence Secretary Ashton Carter

Afteradecadeofarguingoverwords,commasandfullstops,IndiaandtheUShavefinallyinkedanagreementthatwillallowtheirmilitariestoreplenishfromeachother’slogisticfacilities,includingbases. ThiswassignedonMondayduringDefenceMinisterManoharParrikar’songoingthree-dayvisittotheUS,duringhissixthmeetingwithhisUScounterpart,DefenseSecretaryAshtonCarter. WashingtonhashadtoworkhardtopersuadeNewDelhithattheLogisticsSupportAgreement(LSA),whichAmericahassignedwithtensofcountriesacrosstheworld,would ...