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 platforms like the C-17, C-130 and P-8Is so that Indian and US military commanders, aircraft and ships can communicate through secure networks in peace and war.
    • COMCASA paved the way for the transfer of communication security equipment from the US to India to enable interaction between their forces and potentially with other militaries that use US-origin systems for secure data links.

 

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