India and Thailand signed multiple agreements, including DTAT
Recently,India and Thailand have signed a number of important agreements-
The double taxation avoidance treaty, and exchanged
instruments of ratification on the extradition treaty inked in 2013, which
provides for the legal framework for seeking extradition of fugitive offenders.
The tax treaty provides for the framework to avoid double
taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes so as to
promote bilateral economic cooperation.
On the three-day visit, external affairs minister Sushma
Swaraj co-chaired the 7th meeting of the India-Thailand Joint Commission for
The extradition treaty signed between the two countries in
2013 provides for the legal framework for seeking extradition of fugitive
offenders, including those involved in terrorism, transnational crimes,
economic offences etc.
The treaty provides for the extradition of any person, who
is wanted for trial or for the imposition or enforcement of any sentence by one
Contracting state and is found in the territory of the other Contracting state.
The exchange of instruments will help both the countries in
expedited extradition of fugitives. This treaty will further strengthen the
relationship between the security agencies of the two countries, officials
The two sides also signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) on the Establishment of Nalanda University.
By signing this agreement, Thailand joins other East Asian
Summit countries in the establishment of Nalanda University in Bihar.
The agreements were signed by Swaraj and Thai deputy prime
minister and foreign minister Gen Tanasak Patimapragorn.