ON INDIAN DIASPORA
India and Thailand share a cultural and historical relationship spanning centuries...
“India and Thailand share a cultural and historical relationship spanning centuries, even millennia. It is evident in Thai daily life. Meanwhile, our warm diplomatic relations are only seventy-one years young and do not yet reflect its fullest potential, especially in the economic field. Thailand’s Indian diaspora numbers around 250,000. It is not a large number and Thais of Indian origin have assimilated well into Thai society. Yet the Indian diaspora, with their active social organisations, plays a valuable role as a bridge linking India and Thailand, so that the “New India 2022” and “Thailand 4.0” set within the “ASEAN Community” can be each other’s engines of growth towards a sustainable and inclusive future.”
—H.E. Mr Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of the Royal Thai Embassy in India