India to restore supply of subsidised gas to Bhutan

India will restore the supply of subsidised gas to Bhutan from August 1 and this decision has been conveyed by New Delhi to the newly-elected government in Thimphu

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 31, 2013 1:22:14 am

India will restore the supply of subsidised gas to Bhutan from August 1 and this decision has been conveyed by New Delhi to the newly-elected government in Thimphu.

Indian envoy V P Haran met Bhutan’s new Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang (National Assembly Hall) Monday.

Before the elections,the Indian Oil Corporation discontinued the supply of the subsidised fuel on technical grounds with officials saying that Bhutan’s 10th Plan,under which India was providing such assistance,expired on June 30.

India’s subsidy cut to Bhutan gave rise to speculation that the decision was taken in view of government’s unhappiness with former chief of ruling political party Druk Phuensum Tshogpa Jigme Thinley’s proximity with China.

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