International Agreements

International Agreements are the agreements between 2 or more states, under which nations, after negotiations, agree to cooperate on Trade or Defence-related aspects with each other.

  • India exits RCEP
    Context – India’s decision to stay out of the China-backed RCEP agreement and its significance. What is RCEP and its significance? Launched in 2012, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is a trade pact between the 10-member ASEAN bloc, along with China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. However, India had been due to sign ...
  • Trade openness and globalization
    Context- India’s External Affairs Minister believes that the economic growth that has accrued from globalization is not a good enough outcome for India. What are the views of External Affairs Minister on globalization and trade pacts? Trade pacts and globalization have allowed other countries ‘unfair’ trade and manufacturing advantages “in the name of openness”. The effect ...
  • OPTING OUT OF RCEP: A RIGHT MOVE FOR INDIA? | 17th November, 2020
    News: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has been signed by 15 countries, without India. About RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) RCEP is a trade deal that was originally being negotiated between 16 countries including India, after exit of India, now has been signed by 15 countries. Members: 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations ...
  • Agreement for “Bringing Peace to Afghanistan”
    Agreement for “Bringing Peace to Afghanistan” Afghan peace process: The Afghan peace process comprises the proposals and negotiations that were aimed at ending the ongoing civil war between the Taliban and Afghanistan government. About agreement  US and Taliban signed an agreement for “Bringing Peace to Afghanistan” in February 29, 2020 It will enable the ...
  • What is COMCASA?
    COMCASA(Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement0 is an India-specific version of the Communication and Information on Security Memorandum of Agreement (CISMOA) COMCASA was signed in September 2018, after the first 2+2 dialogue in the US. It allows the US to provide India with its encrypted communications equipment and systems for US origin military ...
  • What is LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement)?
    The Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement(LEMOA), which was signed between India and the US in August 2016 is an India-specific version of the Logistics Support Agreement (LSA). It allows the military of each country to restock from the other’s base and Access supplies, spare parts and services from the other country’s ...
  • BECA (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement)
    BECA (Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement) The Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement mainly refer to an agreement on the sharing of geospatial intelligence, information on maps and satellite images for defence. According to officials, anyone who sails a ship flies an aircraft, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even ...
  • What is India-US 2+2 dialogue? 
    India-US 2+2 dialogue 2+2 dialogue mechanism is an official format of dialogue where participants are the defence and foreign ministers or secretaries with their counterparts from both participating countries. The goal of 2+2 Ministerial dialogues is to facilitate the highest-level dialogue on the bilateral, regional, and global issues between countries. Also read ...
  • India – US Defence agreements
    Context: India and the US are preparing for the third 2+2 ministerial meeting between External Affairs Minister and Defence Minister, and US Secretary of State and Defense Secretary in New Delhi. More on news: In the last two meetings, agreements known as LEMOA and COMCASA were signed. Next item on the agenda ...
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