Amid increasing tension between India and Pakistan over abrogation of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Thailand has joined the list of countries that have said that Kashmir issue is an internal matter of India, reports ETV Bharat.
Ambassador of Thailand to India Chutintorn Sam Gongsakdi has said that the annulment of special status to the former state of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating Article 370 is an "internal affair" of India.
During an interview with ETV Bharat, Gongsadki said, "Thailand does not interfere in the internal affairs of our friendly countries. Our stand has always been that we hope that the parties concerned would be able to resolve any issues between them in an amicable and peaceful manner. We do respect the internal affairs of India,”
“I have explained in the best possible way to my capital so that they understand the context of India in terms of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Affairs,” he said.
On the question of whether Thailand thinks J&K reorganisation was an internal matter of India, the ambassador said, "I think Thailand’s position does not differ from that of many friends of India,"
Gongsakdi also confirmed that Thailand will now join the trilateral naval exercise with India and Singapore. He also expressed Bangkok's willingness to purchase BrahMos cruise missiles among other military imports from India.