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D&S 2013: UK looks to reinvigorate Thai ties

6th November 2013 - 11:00 GMT | by Darren Lake in Bangkok


After a period of neglect, the UK is looking to bolster its military and defence industrial ties in Thailand as part of a wider strategy of re-engagement in the region.

The UK’s military delegation at Defence & Security 2013 was led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Nick Houghton, who told Shephard that the UK would be appointing a defence attaché to the kingdom for the first time in six years. Defence attaches are also being appointed to other vacant posts in embassies around the region.

‘It’s really a recognition that in the last few years the UK has

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Darren Lake


Darren Lake

Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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