Bhutan King’s India Visit Reaffirms Ties, Sends Signal To China


Bhutan King’s India Visit Reaffirms Ties

The well-timed visit of Bhutan king—within two months of the Doklam stand off resolution—is significant for India’s geopolitics.

The visit is expected to strengthen strategic nature of the partnership with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck scheduled to meet the top Indian leadership, including President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will host a dinner for the royal couple on Wednesday.

 

This aspect of the ties was underlined when Indian troops stepped in June to not only challenge the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) efforts to alter status quo at the trijunction in Doklam but also boost Bhutan army’s efforts to resist aggressive approach by common neighbour China. Read More…

 

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