Coordinates: 15°24′N 101°18′E / 15.4°N 101.3°E / 15.4; 101.3

Thailand (/ˈtlænd/ TY-land or /ˈtlənd/ TY-lənd;Thai: ประเทศไทย, rtgs: Prathet Thai), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai: ราชอาณาจักรไทย, rtgs: Ratcha-anachak Thai; IPA: [râːt.tɕʰá.ʔāː.nāː.tɕàk tʰāj]), formerly known as Siam (Thai: สยาม; rtgs: Sayam), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest.

Thailand is governed by the National Council for Peace and Order that took power in the May 2014 coup d'état.Its monarchy is headed by King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has reigned since 1946 as Rama IX, as he is the ninth monarch of the Chakri Dynasty. He is currently the world's longest-serving head of state and the country's longest-reigning monarch; he has reigned for 69 years, 250 days.

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China begins joint naval drills with six Southeast Asian nations

South China Morning Post 26 Apr 2019
... and four helicopters would take part in the drills in Qingdao, Shandong province, where China on Tuesday held a naval parade as part of the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of its maritime force.The countries taking part included Thailand,… ......

India to work with Sri Lanka on counter-terrorism

Deccan Herald 22 Apr 2019
The BIMSTEC comprises seven littoral and landlocked countries dependent on Bay of Bengal for maritime purposes – India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar and Thailand ... The BIMSTEC comprises five of the eight SAARC nations – India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal – apart from Myanmar and Thailand ... Sri lanka blasts. Terrorism. ....
photo: Royal Thai Navy via WN
File - A floating home, seastead, in the Andaman Sea off Phuket island, Thailand.  The Royal Thai Navy will remove the home built by an American bitcoin investor.

Thai navy boards cabin of fugitive 'seasteaders' facing death penalty

Asahi News 21 Apr 2019
Elwartowski and Ocean Builders say the vessel was in international waters and beyond Thailand's jurisdiction ... and could lead to a creation of a new state within Thailand's territorial waters," adding this would undermine Thailand's national security as well as the economic and social interests of maritime nations....

US Bitcoin trader faces death penalty after Thai navy seizes floating home of fugitive 'seasteaders'

The Independent 20 Apr 2019
Thailand’s navy has boarded and seized the floating home of a fugitive US bitcoin trader and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the “seasteading” movement who possibly face the death sentence ... undermining Thailand's national security as well as economic and social interests of maritime nations.”....

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba`s bilateral visit to Thailand begins on Thursday

Zeenews 17 Apr 2019
"The visit is intended to consolidate and enhance the maritime bilateral relations between India and Thailand and also to explore new avenues of defence cooperation," read a statement ... ....

Bitcoiners’ Seastead in Deep Trouble With Thai Government

Bitcoin 15 Apr 2019
A seastead launched by an early bitcoin adopter off the coast of Thailand has run into trouble with local government ... The owner claims that his floating home is located outside of Thailand’s maritime boundaries ... 2 off the coast of Phuket, Thailand ... maritime convention state that ......

70 Thai students gain full scholarships from China to study in vocational colleges in Tianjin

Xinhua 06 Mar 2019
Maritime Silk Road Confucius Institute in Thailand together with other partners held opening ceremony of a short-term orientation for the 70 selected Thai students at Office of the Vocational Education Commission in northern Bangkok on Tuesday ... boosts China-Thailand cooperation....

7th edition of National Level Pollution Response Exercise held in Mumbai

Sify 09 Jan 2019
The ICG Pollution Control Vessel (PCV) ICGS Samudra Pavak and integration of other stakeholders participated in the exercise along with International Observers from US Coast Guard, Australian Border Force, Vietnam Navy, Thailand Coast Guard, Tanzania Maritime Department....

Hard work continues to settle maritime borders

The Jakarta Post 13 Dec 2018
13 we commemorate the day in 1957 when then-prime minister Djuanda Kartawidjaja proclaimed Indonesia’s new maritime approach ... Overall, Indonesia has entered into 18 delimitation agreements on maritime zones with Australia, India, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. ....

India, S’pore agree on cooperation among armed forces

Deccan Herald 20 Nov 2018
“In this regard, Singapore strongly supports India’s deep engagement with ASEAN member states’ participation in patrols along the Straits of Malacca with Singapore and looks forward to a inaugural conduct of the trilateral maritime exercise with Thailand in the Andaman Sea,” he....

India, Singapore reaffirm ties at Defence Ministers' Dialogue

Sify 20 Nov 2018
In this regard, Singapore strongly supports India's deep engagement with ASEAN member states participating in patrols along the Straits of Malacca with Singapore and looks forward to a inaugural conduct of the trilateral maritime exercise with Thailand in the Andaman Sea....

ASEAN Summit: Is India serious about regional trade pact?

Sify 19 Nov 2018
Singapore, Nov 19 (ANI) ... You may also be wondering if traffic is always really this bad. Actually, no ... Despite good progress being made on the India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway with an extension to Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, ASEAN has called for better maritime, air, land and digital connectivity between ASEAN and India ... (ANI) ....