SME Times News Bureau | 31 May, 2013
Treaty/MOUs signed during the Visit of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to Thailand (30-31 May, 2013)
1. TreatyBetweenThe Republic of IndiaandThe Kingdom of ThailandOn Extradition: The Treaty provides the legal framework for seeking extradition of fugitive offenders, including those involved in terrorism, transnational crimes, economic offences etc. Treaty provides for the extradition of any person who is wanted for trial or for the imposition or enforcement of a sentence by one Contracting State and is found in the territory of the other Contracting State. This will help both the countries in expedited extradition of fugitives. This Treaty would further strengthen the relationship between two law enforcement agencies by providing a firm legal basis for their bilateral cooperation.
2. Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand on the Establishment of the India - Thailand Exchange Programme: India-Thailand Exchange Programme will foster bilateral relations through the enhancement of economic, scientific, educational, technical and cultural cooperation and the promotion of greater understanding between the peoples of the two countries. Cooperative activities in the fields of education and culture through exchange of scholars, academicians, professionals; organizing seminars, workshops; extending financial support to non-governmental organizations; publication of standard works on Thailand-India relations; translations of standard works of Thai Literature into Indian languages, will be promoted.
3. Procès Verbal on Exchange of Instrument of Ratification of the Treaty on Transfer of Sentenced persons: The bilateral Treaty on Transfer of Sentenced Persons, signed on 25 January 2012, has been ratified by both sides. The Treaty provides the opportunity to foreign nationals, who have been convicted and sentenced on a criminal offence, to serve their sentence in their own country and facilitates their social rehabilitation into their own countries.
4. MOU between Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency and Survey of India for cooperation in the field of Mapping and Geospatial Technology Applications: The objective of MoU is to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of Space Technology for the mutual benefit in a project titled "Indo-Thai Geo Spatial Cooperation”, in pursuance of the Programme of Cooperation in the field of Science & Technology for 2012-2014. The MoU seeks to share and demonstrate capabilities and expertise gained by the Survey of India in Urban Mapping by undertaking survey of a chosen town of area about 100 sq.km., in Thailand, and for imparting training in surveying and mapping techniques to five officials of GISTDA each year at the Indian Institute of Surveying and Mapping (IISM) at Hyderabad.
5. MOU between Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency and National Atlas and Thematic Organization for cooperation in the field of Mapping and Geospatial Technology Applications: The objective of the project is to publish an Archeological Atlas, in book and digital form, jointly by NATMO and GISTDA with thematic plates using high-resolution satellite data and geospatial technologies, to highlight the spread of Buddhism from India to the South-East Asia, on the occasions of Her Royal Highness Princess Mahachakri Sirindhon Birthday Anniversary in 2015 and the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015. The proposed project will include India and participating ASEAN countries.
6. MoU between Financial Intelligence Unit, India and Anti Money Laundering Organization, Thailand on Cooperation in the exchange of Intelligence related to Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing: The MoU will facilitate cooperation in the investigation of persons suspected of money laundering and criminal activity related to money laundering and terrorism financing. The MoU seeks to assemble, develop, analyze and exchange information on such issues.
7. MOU between Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Thammasat University on the establishment of the ICCR Hindi Chair of Indian Studies (Hindi Language): The objective of MoU is to establish the ICCR Chair for Hindi Language at the Thammasat University. This Chair will offer a Bachelor of Arts programme in Indian Studies for the first time in Thailand.