Thailand has a strong trade, cultural relations with India, says Thailand Ambassador to India Chutintorn Gongsakdi

“India has emerged as the preferred destination for higher education for Thai student”, Thailand ambassador to India

“Thailand and India share diplomatic relations soon after India got independence in 1947”, said Thailand Ambassador to India, Chutintorn Gongsakdi. He was speaking during the interaction section with Thailand studying at Chandigarh Universty Gharuan. While addressing the students the Ambassador said Thailand has established cultural, trade, defense and traditional ties with India over the period of 71 years and currently the Indo-Thai trade has touched a new height in the year 2017 when bilateral trade between the two countries tuned up to rupees 11 Billion dollars.

“India has emerged as one of the preferred destinations for the Thai students as it offers world-class education as well as the affordable cost of living”, said Chutintorn Gongsakdi. While addressing the students the Ambassador added that India has become a global hub for IT, automobile, steel, tourism, and aviation industry so, therefore, it is important for the Thai students to learn the practicalities from the Indian experts so that they can carve out a successful career for themselves. Currently, there are more than 400 Thailand students studying in different universities of Punjab while their number is 60 in Chandigarh University.

Thailand Ambassador to India, Chuntintorn Gongsakdi at Chandigarh University Gharuan, performing Bhangra with university students

Thai Ambassador also visited the center of excellence for the computer science engineering students where he had a look at Microsoft innovation center, IBM lab for emerging technologies and Tech Mahindra IMS academy. The Thailand ambassador was traditionally welcomed to the campus of Chandigarh University and was performed the Punjabi folk dance Bhangra with the university students.