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D&S 2019: India looks east to strengthen bilateral cooperation

13th November 2019 - 12:00 GMT | by KP Sanjeev Kumar in Mumbai


Bilateral cooperation between India and Thailand received a new fillip when Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks in Bangkok with his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit during a three-day visit commencing 3 November. Cooperation in defence and security figured high on the agenda.

A series of tweets from official accounts noted enhanced trade engagement while agreeing to explore further opportunities in the defence sector.

A strong historical and cultural connection underpins Indo-Thai relations. India’s ‘Look East’ policy commenced in 1992 with India becoming an ASEAN dialogue partner. This relationship has evolved and received strong

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KP Sanjeev Kumar


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KP Sanjeev Kumar is a former navy test pilot,  who blogs at He has …

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