In April 2005, an open skies agreement was signed to promote trade, tourism and business through increased flights, and Air India purchased 68 U.S. Boeing aircraft at a cost of $8 billion.  In 2005, the United States and India also signed a bilateral agreement on scientific and technological cooperation.  After Hurricane Katrina, India donated $5 million to the American Red Cross and sent two shipments of aid and supplies to help.  Then, on March 1, 2006, President Bush made another diplomatic visit to strengthen india-U.S. relations.  What is COMCASA?• The Communications and Security Agreement (COMCASA) is one of four fundamental agreements that a country must sign to become an important defense partner of the United States. The agreement comes into force immediately and has a lifespan of 10 years.• The other three agreements are the General Security of Military Information Agreement (GSOMIA), the Logistics Exchange Memorandum (LEMoA) and the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA).• COMCASA provides the legal framework for the United States to divest itself of its sensitive communication devices and codes, to enable the transmission of real-time operational information….