What COMCASA means for India
COMCASA allows two countries to share high end encrypted communication and satellite data.
When a US warship or aircraft detects a Chinese warship or submarine, the Indian Navy will now get to know instantly through the transmission of secure encrypted data to a receiver installed at Naval Headquarters in New Delhi.
The agreement will help give a legal framework for defence technology transfer.
Signing COMCASA allows India to acquire Sea Guardian drones, which can detect and target enemy warships.
India's decision to sign COMCASA comes at a time when the United States has voiced its opposition to India's acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile shield since it violates the US Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions Act.