India signed a defense agreement with the United States on Tuesday on the exchange of sensitive satellite data, with both sides conducting a security dialogue at the highest level to counter China`s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region. On March 27, 2019, India and the United States signed an agreement to “strengthen bilateral security and civil nuclear cooperation,” including the construction of six U.S. nuclear reactors in India.  The agreement will allow India to access advanced images of U.S. maps and satellites and improve the accuracy of automated weapons, drones and missiles. The pact is called the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement or Beca. Andy Mok, a senior Research Fellow at The Center for China and Globalization in Beijing, said the BECA agreement was an attempt by a “decreasing” U.S. power to “contain China.” India plays a crucial role in achieving our common vision of a free and open space for Indo-Pacific. In collaboration with inter-institutional partners, the Office of Political and Military Affairs (MP) promotes U.S.-India relations in the defence trade and in a broader security partnership. “Our leaders and citizens are increasingly clear that the [Chinese Communist Party] is not a friend of democracy, the rule of law, transparency or freedom of navigation – the basis of a free and open and prosperous indopapaste space,” Foreign Minister Mike Pompeo told reporters after the two countries signed a pioneering defense agreement. Kugelman said the agreement was important to India because it would strengthen its “conventional offensive and defense capability.” In the 21st century, Indian foreign policy has attempted to use India`s strategic autonomy to protect sovereign rights and promote national interests in a multipolar world.    Among the governments of Presidents George W.
Bush and Barack Obama, the United States has shown that it lives up to India`s fundamental national interests and has recognized the concerns that are still open.  Increased bilateral trade and bilateral investment, cooperation on global security issues, involving India in decision-making on global governance issues (UN Security Council), improving representation in trade and investment forums (World Bank, IMF, APEC), integrating the multilateral export control regime (MTCR, Wassenaar Agreement) , Australia Group) and supporting membership in the supplier group and joint production through technology exchange agreements are important milestones and a measure of speed and progress towards building close relations between the United States and the United States India has become.  In 2016, India and the United States signed the Memorandum of Understanding and India was declared a Major Defense Partner of the United States.  In 2020, India had tabled its agreement to end an embargo on exports of a drug called hydroxychloroquine, which US President Donald Trump had called “game-change” amid the fight against the continuation of the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).