Submarines for what? We face no maritime threats

Thailand’s new subs raise questions.

Submarines for what? We face no maritime threats

SUPALAK GANJANAKHUNDEE

BANGKOK: — THAILAND definitely needs equipment to build up its military strength – but submarines are not the best solution to achieve this objective since the country currently faces no conventional maritime threat.

Of course many Asean countries – like Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam – have a number of submarines to protect their territorial waters and even Myanmar plans to acquire some. But, are these neighbours a true maritime threat to Thailand?

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Source: news.thaivisa.com

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