• India, US clinch defence pact on satellite data as Pompeo, Esper hold talks
    NEW DELHI, October 26 (Reuters): India will sign a military agreement with the United States for sharing of sensitive satellite data, the defence ministry said on Monday, as the two sides began a top-level security dialogue aimed at countering China's growing power in the region. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper flew into New Delhi for talks with Indian leaders at a time when India is locked in its most serious military standoff with Chin
  • US will give India access to its satellite network  
    New Delhi, October 26 (IANS): Indian military is set to get access to the giant satellite network of the United States allowing it to target enemy positions with more precision. India and US militaries have decided to ink a deal to share real-time geospatial intelligence, information on maps and satellite images for defence. India will sign a contract with the US for Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement for Geo-Spatial Cooperation (BECA) during 2+2 ministerial dialogue on Tue
  • US Secretary of State Pompeo in India on first leg of Asia trip
    NEW DELHI, October 26(Reuters): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in India on Monday, the first leg of a five-day Asian trip aimed at strengthening strategic ties in the face of growing Chinese influence across the region. Pompeo was met at New Delhi airport by U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Juster, according to a pool report. Pompeo is due to meet India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday evening, before he and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper hold a j