United States and India signed Naval fuel agreement

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    DLA Energy, India sign international agreement

    The United States and India signed the first international fuel agreement between the two nations in more than a decade.

    Leaders from the Defense Logistics Agency Energy and the Indian navy, on behalf of the Indian Ministry of Defence, signed a fuel exchange agreement to allow the partner nations to trade fuel with each other as needed.

    “After five years of deliberation, DLA Energy International Agreements finalized a new Fuel Exchange Agreement that provides for reciprocal provisioning of fuel between the U.S. Navy and the Indian navy,” said David Alexander, chief of International Fuel Agreements for DLA Energy Bulk Petroleum Supply Chain Services.

    The new agreement allows the U.S. Navy to refuel the Indian navy, or vice versa, at sea with F76 naval distillate fuel and/or JP5 jet fuel during joint training exercises and anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, Alexander added.

    Cooperation between DLA Energy and the Indian Embassy at Washington, D.C., resulted in a fully signed three-year agreement in November 2015, with additional steps taken to ready it for its January 2016 release, said Michael Holgate, the Pacific Command lead for DLA Energy’s International Fuel Agreements.

    When India’s Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in December 2015, the leaders spoke about the strong Indo-U.S. defense engagements and this agreement in public statements from the Minister of Defence’s office.

    “Secretary Carter and Minister Parrikar expressed satisfaction at the level of maritime cooperation between the two navies and resolved to further expand the same in coming years. They also welcomed the renewal of the Fuel Exchange Agreement.”

    “We … reviewed the cooperation between our armed forces, which have grown stronger, Today, India is conducting more military exercises with the U.S. than with any other country. Our cooperation in the area of maritime security is also becoming stronger, especially in the Indian Ocean region where India is playing its due role and responsibility of a net security provider.”

    Meanwhile, during President Barak Obama visit to India Jan. 25, the two countries agreed on a joint strategic vision for the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean region.

    The recently renewed Fuel Exchange Agreement is a very significant step in the continued interoperability between the two navies, the Minister of Defence’s office announced. This agreement facilitates both the navies to benefit by taking fuel from each other’s tankers at sea, enhancing endurance and reach. The two navies have already benefited from this agreement in the Gulf of Aden counter-piracy operations, as well as in bi-lateral exercises in the past.

    With an agreement in place, either navy is authorized to get approval to refuel each another quickly. Also, the agreement specifies the quality of the product and streamlines the billing process so each country can get paid in a timely manner, Holgate said.

    Fuel Exchange Agreements with India or any other partnering nation lays the “auditable foundation” for the sale of DLA Energy capitalized fuel to foreign nations or for the U.S. military to purchase fuel from foreign nations, Alexander explained. The end state is increased interoperability and the means to optimize supply chain efficiencies.

    “Having an agreement in place essentially secures another source of supply for our navies, which makes logistical planning for exercises or real world operations that much easier,” he said.

    Both nations can take advantage of the agreement in the upcoming Malabar and multinational Rim of the Pacific exercises.

    “Signing the new Fuel Exchange Agreement is a momentous breakthrough in formalizing logistical support between the U.S. Defense Department and Indian MOD, and is a critical force multiplier supporting future joint naval exercises,” Holgate said.

    http://www.dla.mil/AboutDLA/News/Ne...nergy-india-sign-international-agreement.aspx
     
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    The above said agreement is a first step before signing the LSA agreement,

    A damn big slap over the face of communist and Russian fan boyz..!
     
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    Wow, now every small agreement with USA is a slap on Communist fanboys.

    Great logic! A great friend of India called USA takes 10 years to sign a piddly refueling agreement.
     
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    yes ..it's a small agreement .. because refueling the ships in Mid of ocean is very simple
     
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    Such agreement is more show than substance.
    We shall see when time comes.
     
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    one instance for you .. During Gulf war we did assisted US Navy ships by giving fuel, for that we get supplies from Diego Garcia

    @sob sir knows more about that ...
     
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    There is a huge difference between peacetime and wartime.

    I shall be there and I shall ask you when India faces war.
     
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    during war.. I won't use the Keyboard ..
     
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    You are incapable of using a gun. So I guess you will hide in a basement.
     
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    fired the first round in early 2005, in my 14th age .. I'm a NCC that time
     
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    A person needs strength of conviction and courage to kill an enemy. Just holding a gun and able to fire does not suffice.

    India has faced four wars since independence in which most important was 1971. The ally at that time who gave wholehearted support was Russia, not USA.

    Your nuclear sub is up and running due to Russia, otherwise you have no survivable deterrent.

    There are indisputable facts as to who is a friend, and who sends a Carrier to intimidate.

    If you think USA has changed, dream on.
     
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    Its a good deal ,hope more ToT with US,but let hope no excess to them to our bases.
     
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    They will learn all about you and then use it to kill you.

    Chinese are smart. They take the tech but keep distance otherwise.
     
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    Never expect US to support India when it is needed the most.
     
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    You telling that I'm a light hearten, peace loving guy, with having bunch of girls for propose my Love..You don't know about me ..!!


    Your Russia was in sleep when 1962 happens, Now They supplying arms and ammo's to China which is superior than what they sold to us.

    World has not only one nations, if Russia denied, some other will come

    Remeber how the Russians killed the HF 24, and make India to depend on Russia.

    The Americans will send one now to help us, If we fight against China,

    Yes from, CBU 105 to P8 I ..
     
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    they did assist us, when we are at the front of Aksai Shin and NEFA .. those US DC 3 and C 130 flew countless sorties during that period
     
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    They DID NOT assist us when we needed Intel on Kargil..when we was dealing with the pak snake.
    What about the Cyclone data off the cost of AP?

    See..US does things if it has some Operational Benefit for them..else dont expect US to do anything..They are always scheming and hoping for the fail of democracy in India.

    Look at this discussion..which is more of the DOUBLE STANDARDS of US when it comes to India...its the most recent stunt by the US Govt
    http://defenceforumindia.com/forum/...ational-religious-freedom.75830/#post-1141518

    We cant expect the US Mil. to work in favor of India and the US politicos against India at the same time..we gotta believe that both works overtime to squeeze everything out of India at any given point of time...or for their benefit.

    With this fuel sharing deal..we gave US the much needed support they required to stay afloat in the seas...and yes.its good money. This was something the US needed to stay afloat in the seas.
     
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    Why should we sign a similar deal with Russia?Do they operate in IOR or we operate in the arctic region .By the way Russian was communist state and is now a democratic country and they more then any one what communist ideology does to a nation.
     
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    I pray the day never comes when India has to fight China.
    Whereas a fight with Pakistan is almost certain.
    We will see how much USA will help in fight with Pakistan.

    India was buying US and UK arms when 61 war happened. India did not ask USSR to supply. Your knowledge of history is defective, and you are on this message board to ONLY MISLEAD young people.

    Russian killed HF24. NO. IAF did not want HF24.

    Your statement "Americans will help us IF we fight with China" is filled with irony.
     
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    This agreement will benefit only US Navy in entrenching it's presence in IOR. Indian Navy will never go beyond gulf of Aden. Sell out go US imperialist design.
     

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