Defense agreement with US is a blow to India’s strategic autonomy

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) which was signed between India and the United States during the recent 2+2 ministerial dialogue in New Delhi

October 31, 2020 by Newsclick

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) which was signed between India and the United States during the recent 2+2 ministerial dialogue in New Delhi. He explains how the agreement is yet another step in the dilution of India’s strategic autonomy, and how India is becoming an enforcer of US interests rather than a country with an independent defense and foreign policy. He also looks the impact of this on relations with China and Russia

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