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.