After signing the Basic Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) with the United States, India gained access to encrypted communication systems for seamless communication. In March 2019, the Navy and U.S. Navy signed a loan agreement and installed two Pacific Fleet Provided CENTRIXS (Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System) kits at the Indian Navy headquarters. There are discussions that more systems should be installed at different locations and platforms, although officials have refused to give a number. These, along with the logistics pacts, will significantly improve interoperability. Prime Minister Modi and President Putin signed the agreements following their talks in Vladivostok, on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum (EDF). . . .