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China Reacts Strongly To BECA

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Chinese state media has warned India not to seek further confrontation with Beijing after New Delhi signed a military intelligence sharing deal with the U.S.

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said Monday that the two sides had reached a deal on the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), which will allow the two nations to share satellite and sensor data, helping India better select military targets. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper are in India this week for the talks.

New Delhi and Washington have been looking for ways to enhance military and diplomatic ties in recent years, spurred on by concerns in both capitals about China’s growing strength. This year has been a particularly straining one for India-China relations, with a decades-long simmering border dispute erupting into deadly violence in June.

China and its state-run media organizations have framed India as a disposable proxy in the wider U.S. effort to contain Beijing, and has repeatedly warned New Delhi away from cooperation with President Donald Trump‘s administration.

Courtesy – NewsWeek

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