Ministry of Defence Official to Co-Chair India-Thailand Defence Dialogue
The Special Secretary of India’s Ministry of Defence, Smt Nivedita Shukla Verma, has been invited by the Government of Thailand to visit Bangkok on April 20-21, 2023. During her visit, she will co-chair the 8th meeting of the India-Thailand Defence Dialogue with General Nuchit Sribunsong, the Deputy Permanent Secretary for Defence of Thailand’s Ministry of Defence. The meeting aims to review the defence cooperation between India and Thailand and explore new initiatives to strengthen bilateral engagements. The two co-chairs will also discuss regional and global issues of mutual interest. The Special Secretary will also call on General Sanitchanog Sangkachantra, the Permanent Secretary for Defence of the Ministry of Defence, Thailand.
Strategic Partnership Between India and Thailand
India and Thailand have a strategic partnership, and defence is a key area of cooperation between the two nations. Over the years, the bilateral defence engagements have expanded significantly, including military-to-military exchanges, high-level visits, capacity building and training programmes, bilateral exercises and the Defence Dialogue meeting. The meeting between the Special Secretary and the Deputy Permanent Secretary for Defence is a continuation of these efforts to deepen the defence cooperation between India and Thailand and to explore new areas of collaboration.
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