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  • China giving preference for 'infrastructure construction' in villages along Tibet border, disputed with India, Bhutan May 21, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    China giving preference for 'infrastructure construction' in villages along Tibet border, disputed with India, Bhutan

    The Tibet Autonomous Region borders with the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir.

  • China setting up villages in Bhutan to gain military advantage over India: Report May 10, 2021 10:33 AM IST

    China setting up villages in Bhutan to gain military advantage over India: Report

    Beijing is "building" three new villages, two of which are already occupied and one under construction, in an open violation of the terms of China’s founding treaty with Bhutan.

  • Bhutan to supply 40 MT of oxygen everyday to India Apr 27, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    Bhutan to supply 40 MT of oxygen everyday to India

    Every day, forty metric tonnes of liquid oxygen produced by the Oxygen Plant will be exported to Assam.

  • How Bhutan out-vaccinated most of the world Apr 19, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    How Bhutan out-vaccinated most of the world

    Bhutan's Health Ministry said this month that more than 93% of eligible adults had received their first shots of COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Small but quick: Bhutan vaccinates 93% of adults in 16 days Apr 14, 2021 09:20 AM IST

    Small but quick: Bhutan vaccinates 93% of adults in 16 days

    Those countries took months to reach where they are, painstakingly strengthening their vaccination campaigns in the face of rising coronavirus cases. But the story of Bhutan's vaccination campaign is nearly finished — just 16 days after it began.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | India announces supply of coronavirus vaccines to six countries under grant assistance Jan 19, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | India announces supply of coronavirus vaccines to six countries under grant assistance

    MEA said India will supply COVID-19 vaccines to partner countries over the coming weeks and months in a phased manner keeping in view the domestic requirements.

  • Bhutan says it will get Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from India: Report Jan 18, 2021 10:26 PM IST

    Bhutan says it will get Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine from India: Report

    On January 8, Bhutan reported its first COVID-19 death some 10 months after initially detecting the virus and managing to keep the disease under control by largely sealing off the tourism-dependent country.

  • Bhutan denies reports of China land grab, says no Chinese village exists near Doklam standoff site Nov 20, 2020 07:52 PM IST

    Bhutan denies reports of China land grab, says no Chinese village exists near Doklam standoff site

    Nathan Ruser, an open-source intelligence analyst associated with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, had alleged that the Chinese village of Pangda lies two kilometres within Bhutanese territory.

  • PM Narendra Modi, Bhutanese PM Lotay Tshering launch RuPay card phase-2 in Bhutan Nov 20, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    PM Narendra Modi, Bhutanese PM Lotay Tshering launch RuPay card phase-2 in Bhutan

    The prime ministers of the two countries had jointly launched Phase-I of the project during PM Narendra Modi's state visit to Bhutan in August last year

  • China builds village inside Bhutan, 9 km away from Doklam stand-off site Nov 19, 2020 10:02 PM IST

    China builds village inside Bhutan, 9 km away from Doklam stand-off site

    As per the images shared by the CGTN journalist, the village established by the Chinese is located 2 km inside Bhutan's territory

  • Chinese claims in Bhutan, incursion in India are indicative of their intentions: Mike Pompeo Jul 31, 2020 01:22 AM IST

    Chinese claims in Bhutan, incursion in India are indicative of their intentions: Mike Pompeo

    The secretary of state said China has the desire to expand its power and reach.

  • China says it proposed 'package solution' to resolve border dispute with Bhutan Jul 21, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    China says it proposed 'package solution' to resolve border dispute with Bhutan

    In a surprise move, China recently staked claim over the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhutan at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council and opposed funding to the project.

  • India proposes to build road via Bhutanese territory claimed by China Jul 14, 2020 04:48 PM IST

    India proposes to build road via Bhutanese territory claimed by China

    In the first week of July, Beijing objected to Bhutan's request for funds to develop the Sakteng wildlife sanctuary at an online meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

  • China says Bhutan's Sakteng Sanctuary is 'disputed territory', objects to development funds at GEF meet Jul 06, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    China says Bhutan's Sakteng Sanctuary is 'disputed territory', objects to development funds at GEF meet

    China objected to Bhutan's request for funds to develop Sakteng wildlife sanctuary saying "it was disputed territory".

  • Agreement for Indo-Bhutan joint venture hydroelectric project signed Jun 29, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    Agreement for Indo-Bhutan joint venture hydroelectric project signed

    The concession agreement for the project between the Bhutanese government and the Kholongchhu Hydro Energy Limited was signed in the virtual presence of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Bhutanese counterpart Tandi Dorji, a Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) statement said.

  • Bhutan rejects as ‘totally baseless' media reports on irrigation water stoppage to Assam Jun 26, 2020 01:20 PM IST

    Bhutan rejects as ‘totally baseless' media reports on irrigation water stoppage to Assam

    In a statement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan, said that since June 24, 2020, there have been several news articles published in India alleging that Bhutan has blocked water channels that supply irrigation water to Indian farmers in Baksa and Udalguri districts in Assam adjoining Samdrup Jongkhar district.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Landlocked between India and China, here's how Bhutan managed to curb the spread of COVID-19 May 11, 2020 07:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Landlocked between India and China, here's how Bhutan managed to curb the spread of COVID-19

    Bhutan put in place a National Preparedness and Response Plan and an emergency committee in February. The country has only nine cases of COVID-19 and it has a story of effective management to tell behind its success

  • Bhutan: Finding happiness in a happy country Mar 20, 2020 04:07 PM IST

    Bhutan: Finding happiness in a happy country

    In this age of despair, let’s find happiness in Bhutan, the only country that measures its Gross Domestic Product in Gross National Happiness.

  • Tourism | Bhutan puts ecology before the economy Feb 12, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Tourism | Bhutan puts ecology before the economy

    A country that has a tourism sector that both cares about the sustainability of the environment and nurtures its places of natural beauty is going to attract discerning international and local visitors who are willing to pay the extra dollar.

  • In-Depth | Why 'special friend' Bhutan has ended free travel for Indian tourists Feb 07, 2020 04:27 PM IST

    In-Depth | Why 'special friend' Bhutan has ended free travel for Indian tourists

    The aim behind the policy is to ensure that the local people involved in the tourism industry make a decent living while abiding by its own very high environmental standards.

  • Certain elements trying to use India's borders with Nepal, Bhutan to enter India: Amit Shah Dec 19, 2019 11:40 AM IST

    Certain elements trying to use India's borders with Nepal, Bhutan to enter India: Amit Shah

    Addressing the 56th raising day of the SSB, Shah said India enjoys very cordial relations with Nepal and Bhutan.

  • PM Modi reviews bilateral ties with Bhutanese counterpart Sep 28, 2019 11:58 AM IST

    PM Modi reviews bilateral ties with Bhutanese counterpart

    PM Modi met Lotay Tshering on the sidelines of the High Level Segment of the 74th UN General Assembly session here on Friday.

  • PM Modi holds talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Aug 17, 2019 05:50 PM IST

    PM Modi holds talks with his Bhutanese counterpart

    This is PM Modi's second visit to Bhutan and the first since his re-election in May this year.

  • PM Modi leaves for Bhutan on two-day visit Aug 17, 2019 10:20 AM IST

    PM Modi leaves for Bhutan on two-day visit

    In his departure statement issued on August 16, the prime minister said his visit to the Himalayan nation in the beginning of the current term reflects the high importance his government attaches to New Delhi's relations with Bhutan.

  • Bhutan PM greets Indians on Independence Day, says PM Modi is ‘humble, natural’: Full Text Aug 15, 2019 05:45 PM IST

    Bhutan PM greets Indians on Independence Day, says PM Modi is ‘humble, natural’: Full Text

    Tshering praised PM Modi as someone who is "humble and natural" in their interactions and that he sees “new chapters of friendship unfold for the two countries”

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