Sunday, August 4, 2019

Thailand in talks with India on possible Brahmos anti-ship missile purchase

The BrahMos supersonic anti-ship missile from India. Photo c/o Business Express

Thailand was reported to be in talks with India on the possible acquisition of the BrahMos supersonic anti-ship missiles, and further military cooperation between the two countries.

This is as India is still looking for its first export customer of the BrahMos missile, despite several countries showing interest in it.

Negotiations were reported to have started  although any outcome might only be possible by 2020.

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has been interested in it for sometime but interest on it was boosted after RTN Chief Adm. Ruddit visited India last year.

Talks were also made on the possible repair and refurbishment of Dornier Do-228 maritime patrol aircraft by Indian companies, the possible entry of Indian shipbuilders in naval shipbuilding projects, and integration with the Indian coastal surveillance radar network.

[1] The Hindu
[2] Navy Recognition

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