Category Archives: Diplomacy

King Khesar travels to Delhi

King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk flew to New Delhi on Tuesday for a four-day visit at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The high level visit comes as Bhutan prepares for the third parliamentary election next year. The

Bhutan-China continue diplomatic solution on Doklam

Bhutan’s slow move to find solutions at the Doklam continues a month after India-China showdown. The Bhutanese territory remained tensed after India initiated conflict with Chinese troops accusing them of building road infrastructure without any formal approval from Delhi. Indian

Japan to continue funding Bhutan’s development

The government of Japan has agreed to continue its support for Bhutan’s socio economic development, during the 12th annual consultation on economic cooperation between the two countries. The Bhutanese delegation at the consultation presented 10 projects for consideration under technical

Indian communist leader cautions India over Doklam stand off

India’s top politician has cautioned India for taking Bhutan as granted to deal with the stand-off with China in Doklam area. “India must seriously consider ways to diffuse the situation with China and the key lies in our accepting that

Indian Bhutanese FMs to discuss Doklam

Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj has mentioned she will hold a bilateral talks with Bhutanese counterpart on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC foreign ministers’ meeting in Kathmandu. The foreign ministers of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and

India enters into Bhutan-China border conflict

Indian media claimed Chinese military has entered into Bhutanese territory, following a standoff with Indian soldiers deployed in the border. The standoff was at Doklam (or Donglang) which India say is within Bhutan while China says it’s inside Chinese territory.

A second gate in Phuentsholing

A second entry gate from Jaigao to Phuentsholing has been inaugurated. The border gate will ease the pressure at the old gate. While the concrete gate is at Jaigaon side, a metal gate has been built adjacent to the building

Internet ban in Darjeeling ineffective

Mamata Benerjee’s effort to subdue the demand for a separate Gorkhaland by imposing Internet ban did not deter the demonstrators to disseminate information. The demonstrators and supporters are crossing border across Nepal and Bhutan to access web and upload news,

Gorkhaland supporters hold protest in Hague

The Gorkhaland supporter in The Netherlands have staged demonstrations in front of the Embassy in Hague, supporting the cause for Gorkhaland state in India. According to the statement forwarded to BNN, the supporters said they condemn the ‘blatant violations of

Bhutan assures India on infiltration into Gorkhaland movement

As the Gorkhaland demand heightens in the border, India has secured assurances from its loyal partner Bhutan that any anti-India activities will not be acceptable in Bhutanese territory. An Indian delegation led by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Director General Archana