India, US sign LEMOA agreement

Q.  What does LEMOA stand for in the context of defence logistics?
- Published on 31 Aug 16

a. Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement
b. Local Exchange Memorandum of Agreement
c. LIBOR Exchange Memorandum of Agreement
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement
India, US sign LEMOA agreementIndia and the United States signed a logistics pact on 29th August during Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s visit to the American nation.
  • LEMOA stands for Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement, a tweaked Indian specific version of the Logistics Support Agreement which the US has with several nations that have close military to military cooperation
  • It is also one of three foundational agreements- the other two are Communications Interoperability and Security Memorandum of Agreement and Basic Exchange Cooperation Agreement for Geospatial Cooperation
  • These agreements are formed between US and countries it has close military ties with.
  • These foundational agreements are meant to build basic groundwork and promote interoperability between militaries by creating common standards and systems
  • LEMOA provides access to countries for designated military facilities on either side for refuelling and replenishment
  • Agreement will cover four areas port call, joint exercises, training and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
  • Requirement agreed has to be carried out on case by case basis though this is not a basing agreement

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