New Delhi. 17 June 2016. From counter-terrorism to defence and security  the Prime Ministers of India and Thailand agreed that  rapid spread of terrorism and radical ideology poses a common challenge to both societies. And, they  also recognized that their  close security partnership would help the two countries  to secure their people from these threats.

Beyond terrorism, they have agreed to further deepen the security engagement in the fields of cyber security, narcotics, transnational economic offenses and human trafficking.  The land frontiers of our two countries are not far apart and they  are also maritime neighbours. So both  have agreed to forge a closer partnership in the fields of defence and maritime cooperation.

A partnership to meet the bilateral interests , to respond to the  shared regional goals will be a partnership, which will be shaped by sharing of expertise and experiences;  greater staff exchanges and more exercises; cooperation on counter-piracy on seas; deeper engagement in naval patrolling; and building linkages in the field of defence R&D and production.