Thai Public Broadcasting Service signs MoU with Prasar Bharati

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The Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) on 18 August signed a Memorandum of Understanding with India's public broadcaster Prasar Bharati for comprehensive cooperation between Thailand and India to strengthen their bilateral ties.


  • Thai PBS and Prasar Bharati share the same values as public broadcasters.
  • The MoU will contribute to better understanding between the peoples of the two countries and is the first step in cooperation in exchange of news and programmes.

  • Indian Ambassador to Thailand Suchitra Durai represented Prasar Bharati in signing the MoU.

  • Both countries also signed MoU on Health and Medical Research Cooperation between Indian Council of Medical Research and Department of Medical Sciences, Thailand.

India -Thailand relations :

  • The year 2022 is the 75th year of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

  • Both countries share a maritime boundary in the Andaman Sea.

  • Thailand was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with India in 1947.

  • In 2021, Thailand became India's fourth largest trading partner in ASEAN.

  • In 2021-22, Thailand was India's 22nd top trading partner, with a total trade of US$6.6 billion.

  • The MoU on Defence Cooperation between India and Thailand was signed on 25 January 2012.

  • Since 2015, India has participated in the largest Asia Pacific military exercise Ex-Cobra Gold as an 'Observer Plus' category.

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