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Exchanging Perspectives on the Maritime Security Architecture - Visit by Royal Thai Navy Strategic Studies Center

4th May 2018

A delegation from the Naval Strategic Studies Center (NSSC) of the Royal Thai Navy, led by its director Rear Admiral, RADM, Chusak Chupaitoon, accompanied by Captain Surasak Cherdpad and Captain Yotsapak Chotikapong paid a visit to MIMA. The visit was to exchange opinions on current issues related to maritime security in the region and seek cooperation in the field of maritime strategic studies. Looking forward to expand their structure, the NSSC delegation was on an academic tour to expand its role and establish new partnerships with foreign think-tank units.

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During the discussion

The discussion was chaired by First Admiral Dato’ Chin Yoon Chin, MIMA DG who briefed the delegation on the role and operational process of MIMA. The discussion focused on the readiness and evolution of naval force in addressing traditional and non-traditional security in this challenging era. Captain Martin A. Sebastian from MIMA elaborated on the shortcomings and opportunities in scenario planning by focusing not only on theoretical parts but to include the possible risks mitigation in mapping exercise stimulators. Dato’ Chin acknowledged the importance of a ‘navy navigating community’ to remain competitive and relevant in this rapidly evolving global era.

As part of MIMA’s efforts to provide expert opinion on maritime affairs in particular to foreign delegates, the meeting benefited both parties on areas of mutual interest and explored prospects for research project partnerships. The visit ended with an exchange of mementos.

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Rear Admiral Chusak Chupaitoon signing the MIMA visitor book

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MIMA DG receiving a memento from RADM, Chusak Chupaitoon

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Group Photograph

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