India, Thailand are intensifying military collaboration, this year’s tripartite exercise, Brahmos sophisticated discussion

India and Thailand are stepping up military cooperation, with a tri-lateral naval exercise planned later this year and advanced talks on for the acquisition of Brahmoscruise missiles and other indigenous weapon systems.

The first tri lateral maritime exercise involving India, Singapore and Thailand is planned to take place in the Andaman Sea later this year with officials saying that it will become an annual affair to increase interoperability between the nations.India has already been conducting regular exercises with the neighbouring nation under the Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) series that will be supplemented with the new trilateral war games.Thailand has also expressed keen interest in the Brahmos missile systems that can be used in ground attack and shore defence modes n recent meetings.

Jay Hind

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