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Beginning with the government of Theodore Roosevelt, the United States became a major player in international trade, especially with its neighboring territories in the Caribbean and Latin America. At first, there were fears that the signing of the LEMOA would make India another military base for the United States, but Parrikar said at the signing ceremony: “It has nothing to do with the creation of a base.” V.l.n.r.: US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Mike Pompeo`s US Secretary of State, with Defense Secretary Rajnath Singh and Secretary of State S Jaishankar (Photo: Reuters) New Delhi: India and the United States finally signed the long-outstanding Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) for external cooperation on Tuesday, the last of the three main fundamental agreements between the two countries. “We made sure we had full access to the systems without interruption.