Bharat Karnad, Research Professor at CPR and a national security expert traces the trajectory of the Indian government’s approach to signing the Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) with the US in a series of select articles over March and April, 2016, listed below:
- India in America’s coils?: Questioning the move by the Indian government to sign the LEMOA, Karnad comments that it would effectively reduce India to a client state of the US.
- No LEMOA — possible reasons: In this blog, Karnad analyses the reasons for the postponement in the signing of the LEMOA, and calls it interim relief.
- Has PM Modi Developed Cold Feet Over The Logistics Agreement with the US?: Welcoming the move that the signing of the LEMOA was likely postponed indefinitely by the Indian government, Karnad writes that New Delhi must have a grander vision for India’s foreign and strategic policies.
The Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) is one of the three major foundational agreements between India and the US which facilitates the exchange of logistics between military forces of the two nations. The most significant of these will permit the military forces of each country to resupply and replenish, and stage operations out of the other’s military air bases, land facilities, and ports.