Logistics (LEMOA) Pact with USA

05 May 2017
MODI government is expected to notify the operationalising of the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) which gives mutual access to designated military facilities for refueling and enables joint exercises with the US and replenishment in primarily four areas — port calls, joint exercises, training and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The other foundational agreements are the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) and the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geospatial Information and Services Cooperation (BECA).

The notification includes designating the points of contact for the U.S. military to work with and setting up a common account for payments. The U.S., which has similar agreements with several countries, has already notified the details.

This military pact with the imperialist super power shows that Modi government has surrendered whatever independence India had so far in foreign and defense affairs. This pact pits India further against China and other neighbouring countries. It is an isolationist policy which makes India subservient to US interests. It is an act of treason which puts an end to whatever remnants of independence this country has. It should be exposed and opposed by all democratic forces.

In this issue of Red Star we have reproduced a study of what is happening in the South Korea which has signed such a military pact with US to show what is threatening India also under Modi. 
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