What is LEMOA?
LEMOA is in news since India & USA have signed the pact. LEMOA is an acronym of Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement.
India & USA have singed the logistics pact LEMOA.
USA signs “3 fundamental agreements” with countries it has close ties with namely, LSA (Logistics Support Agreement), Communications Interoperability & Security Memorandum of Agreement, & Basic Exchange & Cooperation Agreement (BECA) for geopatial intelligence.
LEMOA is one of the 3 fundamental MoA. It is a tweaked form of the LSA.
What LEMOA is Not?
It is not a BASING AGREEMENT & is PURELY A LOGISTICS Agreement. So, it doesn’t allows for basing of US troops in India. It only includes sharing of bases for 4 opertaions- port visits, join exercise & training, humanitarian assistance & disaster relief efforts. Any other usage will be discussed & agreed on both sides case-by-case.
India will be able to use the network of American bases for refuelling & disaster relief purposes.
It is NON- BINDING i.e. it does not make support obligatory for the USA & India.
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Er. Amit Yadav