Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Bhutan

Bhutan’s King trekked to stop Covid. But he’s walking between India and China

Bhutan is sandwiched between two Asian giants — one forcing it to show its hand, while another has the potential to make it a ‘vaccine maitri’.

EU’s non-inclusion of Covishield for travel Green Pass discriminatory

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PM Modi thanks Lotay Tshering for Bhutan’s support amid Covid crisis

The leaders noted that the present crisis situation has served to highlight the special friendship between India and Bhutan based on mutual understanding, a PMO statement said.

China’s activities in Bhutan, Nepal should ring alarm bells in India. Does Delhi have a plan?

Reports of a 'Chinese village' in Bhutan and China’s hand in Nepali politics is more proof that Beijing sees a leadership vacuum in India’s neighbourhood.

New Chinese village in Bhutan? China journalist’s tweet starts row, Thimphu denies encroachment

Satellite imagery analysts claimed the village was two kilometres inside Bhutanese territory. The Chinese journalist has since deleted his tweet about the village.

Bhutan Ambassador refutes China’s claim of setting up village inside Bhutanese territory

CGTN News producer Shen Shiwei had tweeted that China has permanent residents living in the newly established Pangda village along the valley 35 km south to Yadong county.

Land Cruisers and phones — How the UN spread the virus of consumerism in Bhutan

In ‘The Good Country Equation’, Simon Anholt writes about Bhutan’s dilemma of increasing foreign revenue without losing its socio-cultural and environmental capital.

China has desire to expand power, incursion in Ladakh indicates its intention, says Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday asserted that Beijing under President Xi Jinping is testing the world to see if anyone is going to stand up to its threats and bullying.

China says border with Bhutan yet to be demarcated, advocates ‘package solution’

China recently staked claim over the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhutan and said there are disputes in central, eastern & western sections of the boundary between the two countries

India ‘talking’ to Bhutan as Beijing opens new front with Thimphu along Arunachal border

India believes that the main reason Beijing has opened a new front with Thimphu over the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern Bhutan is to ‘provoke’ New Delhi.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.