2+2 Dialogue: COMCASA comes into force immediately for 10 years
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2+2 Dialogue: COMCASA comes into force immediately for 10 years

New Delhi, Sep 7: India and the US signed New Delhi's specific Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) agreement on Thursday that will come into force immediately for 10 years.

Under the COMCASA agreement, both the countries will be able to share high-end encrypted communication and satellite data.

'India has ensured that it will have full access to relevant equipment and there will be no disruptions. The data collected cannot be shared or transferred to third party without consent,' a top source in the Defence ministry said.

'The agreement also does not commit India to any future acquisition. It is just for 'setting the ground', like the 123 nuclear agreement,' said the source.

The Indian side, represented by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, met US counterparts Mike Pompeo and James Mattis, respectively in New Delhi. (UNI)