A thai commander (2nd r) talks to a cambodian commander
In , the First-Term Government reestablished the defense organization composed of three major institutions: the Ministry of National Defense, the High Command, and the General Staff. Under this structure, the Ministry of National Defense was a government institution in charge of policy, logistics and finance, and external relations only. Peace negotiation were arranged for several occasions between Samdech Hun Sen and Preah Bat Samdech Norodom Sihanouk for the purpose of national unification and reconciliation in a bid to end wars in Cambodia with full support of the United Nations and international community, an endeavor paving the way for the 4 Khmer rivaling parties to appear at negotiation tables and reaching the Paris Peace Accord on October 23, , thereby all the parties agreed to ceasefire and attend a free general election organized by UNTAC on May 23, The three armed forces were integrated into divisions, brigades and regiments according to the structure of the General Chief of Staff of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces, which is the only national army successfully brought into existence appreciatively. The High Command was the highest echelon in the military command hierarchy, and both Prime Ministers were appointed to hold the titles of Co-Commanders-in-Chief. The current Commander-in-Chief no longer had command or control over the National Police.
List of commanders-in-chief of the Royal Thai Army - Wikipedia
Flag of the Commander of the Royal Thai Army. Field Marshal Prince Bhanurangsi Savangwongse. General Surayud Chulanont. The commander of the Royal Thai Army is an extremely powerful position and at times has been seen as the springboard for the Premiership. Prior to , the post of Commander of the Siamese Army was combined with that of the Kalahom Departement.
General Meas Sophea. It has ground forces which numbered about 75, divided into eleven divisions of infantry , with integrated armour and artillery support. Under the current military plan and divisions, every military region one per region has a full strength of 3, soldiers. Each division will be supplemented by a mobile reinforcement division in Phnom Penh. The country is divided into six, until recently five, military regions, each comprising three or four provinces.
Fighting between Cambodian and Thai soldiers has erupted for a third day along a disputed border, damaging a nearby 11th-century Hindu temple. The two sides exchanged mortar and artillery fire across the darkened mountainous border for more than two hours today. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but Cambodia said part of the Preah Vihear temple had been damaged by Thai artillery. The fighting broke out about two miles from the historic temple, a UN world heritage site that belongs to Cambodia under a international court of justice ruling disputed by many Thais. The fiercest border clashes in years erupted on Friday, followed by more heavy fighting on Saturday, despite agreements to halt the violence.