History of ITCC

Commerce flourished between India and Thailand long before the advent of the India-Thai Chamber of Commerce, which officially came into being in 1974, known then as the Indian Society of Trade. In 1968, an Act of parliament of the Royal Thai Government delineated the rules governing the incorporation of foreign chambers of trade in Thailand. It was this point in time of the Chamber’s history that its name was changed from the Indian Society of Trade to the India Chamber of Trade, and the body was formally registered on the 15th of January 1969.

As an association committed of the furtherance of the business interests of the Thai-Indian business community, the India Chamber of Trade took on the more appropriate appellation of India-Thai Chamber of Commerce in 1944.

In 1968, an Act of parliament of the Royal Thai Government delineated the rules governing the incorporation of foreign chambers of trade in Thailand. It was this point in time of the Chamber’s history that its name was changed from the Indian Society of Trade to the India Chamber of Trade, and the body was formally registered on the 15th of January 1969.As an association committed of the furtherance of the business interests of the Thai-Indian business community, the India Chamber of Trade took on the more appropriate appellation of India-Thai Chamber of Commerce in 1944.Though its earliest beginnings are shrouded in “blankets of communal amnesia”, as one journalist put it, the history of the Chamber goes back much further than its official incorporation as a registered body, in 1968.

It can, therefore, be truthfully stated that the India-Thai Chamber of Commerce is amongst the oldest, if not actually the oldest, foreign trade chamber in the Kingdom of Thailand.

The land on which the Chamber stands today was gifted by Mr. A.E. Nana, founding patron of the Nana family, and the foundation stone laying ceremony in 1960 was presided over by the Indian Ambassador to Thailand, His Excellency Sardar Naranjan Singh Gill.

Past Presidents

Susheel-Kumar-Saraff(option1)

SUSHEEL KUMAR SARAFF

2011-2105

Subash Bajaj

SUBASH BAJAJ

2007-2011

Mr. Deepak Mittal

DEEPAK MITTAL

2005-2007

Mr. Vinai Sachdev - cropped

VINAI SACHDEV

2003-2005

Mr.Satish-Sehgal-Cropped

SATISH SEHGAL

2000-2003

Mr.Om-Bajaj-Cropped

O.P. BAJAJ

1998-2000

Mr.Ashok-Thakur-Cropped

ASOKE THAKUR

1995-1998

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SARABJIT SING SACHDEV

1993-1995

Mr. Navraj Narula - cropped

NAVRAJ NARULA

1992-1993

Mr. Hassa S. Tanwani - cropped (revised)

HASSA S. TANWANI

1989-1992

H.B KAPASI

H.P. KAPASI

1987-1989

Raj-Sachdev

RAJ KUMAR SACHDEV

1985-1987

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GURMUKH SINGH SACHDEV

1983-1985

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OM P. BAJAJ

1981-1983

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TARLOK SINGH NARANG

1979-1981

Mr. S.S. Mahansaria - cropped

S.S. MAHANSARIA

1977-1979

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GURMUKH SINGH SACHDEV

1975-1977

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TARLOK SINGH NARANG

1973-1975

Shiv-Nath-Rai-Bajaj

SHIV NATH BAJAJ

1971-1973

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NENU HINGORANI

1969-1971

Mr. Aji Singh Thakral - cropped

AJIT SINGH THAKRAL

1967-1969

Mr. Abbas D. Vasi - cropped

ABBAS D. VASI

1966-1967

Mr. Lambhamal Sachdev - cropped

LAMBHAMAL SACHDEV

1964-1966

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MOOLMALL SACHDEV

1963-1964

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DESHRAJ SACHDEV

1962-1963

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SUHEL SINGH

1961-1962

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MOOLMALL SACHDEV

1959-1961

Mr. Balwant Sing Kalra - cropped

BALWANT SINGH KALRA

1957-1959

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MOOLMALL SACHDEV

1955-1957

Mr. Partab S. Narula - cropped

PRATAP S. NARULA

1954-1955

Mr. S.T. Mahtani - cropped

S.T. MAHTANI

1952-1954

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BALWANT SINGH KALRA

1950-1952

Mr. S.T. Mahtani - cropped

S.T. MAHTANI

1948-1950

Mr. Ishar S. Narula - cropped

ISHAR S. NARULA

1946-1948

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BADRUEEN KAPASI

1944-1946