Bhutan and China, and India

India's chicken neck

India’s strategic concerns about China arise from its emergence as the most influential player in Asia with the ability to shape the future balance of power that could be detrimental to Indian interests. Continue Reading

Nepal To Ask Bhutan To Take Back Refugees

Bhutan Nepal

Nepal is asking Bhutan to repatriate Bhutanese refugees, who declined third-country resettlements, to amicably resolve the over two-decade long refugees problem.

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Fund Crisis May Hit Bhutan Hydro-electric plants

Bank of Bhutan
With inadequate flow of money likely to slow down construction of three major hydro-electric plants India is building in Bhutan, New Delhi is exploring possibilities of raising funds from the capital market for the projects to fulfil its commitment to buy 10,000 MW of power from the Himalayan nation by 2020.

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Bhutan Lobbies for UN Security Council Seat at Tehran

Sixteenth NAM Summit
The 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), which began in the capital city of Iran, Tehran, on August 30 not only saw Bhutan being elected as one of the vice chairs of the summit and Lyonchhen Jigmi Y Thinley informing participants of the Gross National Happiness (GNH) model of development. Continue Reading

Bhutan China India Triangle

India's chicken neck

This article seeks to examine the growing strategic and diplomatic importance of Bhutan for its big neighbours: China and India. China has recently intensified its efforts to woo Bhutan and engage with it directly, despite the lack of diplomatic ties between them.

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