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India to provide Bhutan Rs 4,500-crore assistance

Mentioning it was the 50th year of Indo-Bhutan diplomatic relations, Modi identified hydro-power projects as an “important component in the long history of our cooperation”.

From aid to trade

During PM Lotay Tshering’s India trip, Bhutan’s priority will be to negotiate a fair tariff for hydropower, expand trade ties with New Delhi.


Churn in the Neighbourhood: Bhutan | New PM, new challenges

Dr Lotay Tshering, whose party has won the elections, wants to reduce dependence on hydroelectricity, a sector in which India is heavily invested. With China lurking, an old relationship enters a crucial phase

Head to the IGNCA complex in Delhi to experience the Bhutanese way of life

The program that started on September 23 will come to an end on September 30. It kicks off every day at 10 am and carries on until 6 pm.

PM Modi meets Bhutan PM, talks development cooperation

In their talks, PM Modi and Tshering Tobgay are also expected to deliberate on the situation at the Doklam tri-junction, the site of the 73-day-long standoff between Indian and Chinese armies last year.

Bhutanese PM to arrive in India on Thursday; will hold talks with PM Modi

This year, India and Bhutan are commemorating the golden jubilee of the establishment of formal diplomatic relations.


Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale meets Bhutan top brass, discuss bilateral issues

Besides holding deliberations with his Bhutanese counterpart Dasho Sonam Tshong, Gokhale also called on Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck during the visit which began on Sunday.

India, Bhutan celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations

Sushma Swaraj said India was proud of the special and exemplary ties of friendship and cooperation that it shared with Bhutan, "which are built on shared values and aspirations, utmost trust and mutual respect".

Bhutanese economy likely to be impacted by GST: ADB

The Government of Bhutan, the report said, has decided for the time being not to levy higher taxes on imports from India, but to use credit policy to restrain import demand, especially for automobiles.

From Doklam standoff to disengagement: How India and China resolved the crisis

Despite the ongoing standoff at Doklam, India attended its first plenary SCO meeting after it became full members of the China-dominated security grouping. The SCO members are Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The SCO is increasingly seen as a counterweight to NATO.

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Bhutan

From their vehicle, they were ushered by traditional dancers, flag-bearers, pipers, and Buddhist monks down a 500-meter walkway to meet Bhutan's King Jigme Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema.

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Sikkim Impasse Explained: What Is The India-China-Bhutan Border Standoff? Watch video

Doklam standoff: On June 16, Indian soldiers stopped Chinese soldiers from constructing a road through the area in Doklam. This lead to a tense standoff between the two sides.

New India-Bangladesh immigration centre to be opened

Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (ANI): A new immigration check point between India and Bangladesh is expected to boost trade and ties between the neighbours. The immigration centre would be inaugurated in Siliguri town on February 18. The new check point has been set up after fervent protests by local businessmen. The first immigration centre was opened in 1994 for trade between Bhutan and Bangladesh and in 1997 for trade between Nepal and Bangladesh