Thai Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwon embarks on a two-day visit to India

Bangkok: Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon on Thursday embarked on a two-day visit to India for talks aimed at expanding bilateral military, security and economic cooperation. Prawit, who is also Thailand's defence minister, is visiting India on the invitation of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Prawit Wongsuwon. AFP

Prawit Wongsuwon. AFP

During his visit, Prawit is scheduled to hold talks with the Defence Minister and the National Security Adviser Ajit Doval to tighten bilateral relations and expand military, security and economic cooperation.

He will also call upon Vice President Hamid Ansari. Prawit was accompanied by Thailand's deputy commerce minister Suvit Maesincee, permanent secretary for defence Preecha Chan-o-cha, supreme commander Sommai Kaodira, police chief Chakthip Chaijinda and secretary-general of the National Security Council Taweep Netniyom, media reports said.

Thailand and India will celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations next year.


Updated Date: Mar 17, 2016 17:17 PM

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