The latest agreements between Cambodia and India on military cooperation have been received with some confidence by the Kingdom’s geopolitical experts.
In order to advance and solidify bilateral ties and enable direct communication between their armed forces, Cambodia and India have inked agreements on conditional military cooperation.
Last week in Delhi, Hun Manet, the deputy commander-in-chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF), traveled to India and met with Manoj Pande, the commander of the Indian Army.
According to statements made public by both parties, the conference represented a fresh effort to promote real cooperative engagement, particularly by allowing for direct communication between the two forces’ troops.
Expanding international cooperation and diversifying military ties, according to Thong Mengdavid, a research fellow at the Mekong Centre for Strategic Studies of the Asian Vision Institute, is a crucial and essential component of Cambodia’s policy to modernize the military and boost national defense capabilities.
India is a significant regional power with an expanding economy and a potent military. Manet’s visit was an indication that the military ties between the two nations are strengthening and it started a new chapter in their collaboration, according to him.