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India, Thailand begin joint army exercises

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    India, Thailand begin joint army exercises
    The two armies will meet again in the second week of September when India hosts the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC in Pune.

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    By Ramananda Sengupta
    Express News Service
    NEW DELHI: A 45-member Indian Army contingent has reached Thailand to take part in Maitree, an annual joint military exercise with the Royal Thai Army which began Monday.

    The 14-day exercise, which will involve joint tactical level counter-insurgency operations and handling of insurgency/terrorist issues in the urban/rural environment, is being held in Mueang, Chachoengsao Province. The Maitree series is an annual reciprocal training event, and the previous exercise was held at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh in 2017.

    The two armies will meet again in the second week of September when India hosts the first military exercise of the BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) in Pune. Senior army representatives of the BIMSTEC members -- India, Bangladesh, Bhutan Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand—have already finalized the details, and each member state will be represented by five officers and 25 other ranks. the exercise will conclude with a two day conclave of army chiefs (September 15-16) from all these nations, who will review the exercise and discuss ways to jointly combat the challenge of terrorism and transnational crime.

    Also, the IAF has sent 4 Sukhoi 30MKI and a Lockheed Martin CJ130 to take part in Operation Pitch Black, a multinational air exercise organised by the Royal Australian Air Force which ends August 17. This is the first time that IAF Sukhois have flown south of the Equator. The exercise hosts up to 4000 personnel and some 140 aircraft from around the globe including participants from Australia, Canada, France (New Caledonia), Germany, Indonesia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, India, Malaysia and the United States. The exercise which includes day and night flying and a range of realistic, simulated threats of a modern battle-space environment, is seen as an opportunity to test and improve force integration between the participating nations.

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    Thailand is a friendly country with a long and shared history and culture with us. It is good to see that there are such initiatives being discussed to increase military cooperation with them.

    But there should be something more serious that should be done with them; I am talking about discussing the jihadi terrorism that they face in their southern states. What happens in our north is happening in their south and is almost similar in every way when it comes to the observable facts of both conflict zones.

    Thai military has gained significant prominence within their own country under PM Gen. Prayuth Chanocha. This is an excellent development as it would allow India to raise the issue of common threats that both the countries perceive.

    We also need to send them a proposal on how to develop a counter-terrorism framework and joint intelligence sharing (if need be) under such circumstances.
     
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    Yep, especially the fact that both of you only have this problem because you oppress Muslims living in your countries.
     
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    Isn't it ironic what these so-called self-proclaimed aliens doing in lands so far away from the bedrock of your religion?

    Thailand is so distinct from us in many ways (despite common faiths) and yet they also face the same problem of foreign religious terrorism.

    Now that, is rather striking.
     
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    The bedrock of our religion is earth, and we will go anywhere on this planet that we please.

    Funny, that's not what you said earlier:

    It's not striking at all, it just shows how more than one country has the same stupid mindset.
     
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    The religious and cultural ties of India and Thailand predates Islam and Muhammed.
     
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    cant you think little bit ahead of Muslim oppression....
     
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    No.
     
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    good...
     
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    And I should care because?
     
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    I do not think it is Islamaphobic to aknowledge that everywhere Muslims make up a significant minority, they hace problems with the majority community. Not just Thailand, but Cambodia and the Phillipines, and many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. But that is not the point of the thread.