Category: Diplomacy

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(काठमाडौंमा हुना लागेको तेस्रो सार्क) शिखर सम्मेलनभन्दा एक हप्ताअगाडि भुटानबाट अनपेक्षित अनुरोध आयो । सम्मेलनपछि थिम्पु फर्किनुअगि भुटानका राजालाई खोटाङस्थित हलेसी महादेवको दर्शन गर्ने ईच्छ भएछ । आवश्यक प्रबन्ध मिलाउने दायित्व ममाथि थपियो – म लामिडाँडा थिए। पुर्वाञ्चलका विमानस्थलमध्ये मलाई ज्यादै मन पर्ने ठाउँ लामिडाँडा । फलफूलको बगैचा, मनमोहक दृश्य, शान्त वातावरण, सुविधाजनक अतिथिगृह आदि…

Appeal is not bad, rather humble, if that produces any results. Appeals are for those who understand it and have will to execute. Appeal works well in social causes but rarely in political issues. The people in power rarely listen to what is said in appeal unless the content are in their best political interest.…

India was not happy with the way Thinley government accelerated establishing diplomatic relations of Bhutan with other countries around the world. Though particular concern was with China, Delhi was displeased with Bhutan’s march to expand its diplomatic horizon taking advantage of removal of clause from 1949 treaty when it was revised in 2007. The displeasure…

By Sachin Parashar NEW DELHI: There’s a new anxiety in the top echelons of New Delhi about what’s arguably India’s only friendly neighbour, Bhutan. As the hill kingdom takes another baby step in its transition from monarchy to democracy with its second parliamentary election on July 13, there’s realization here that complacence has possibly allowed…

The United Nations General Assembly has elected Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, the Republic of Korea and Rwanda to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2013. The five countries obtained the required two-thirds majority of those Member States present and voting in the secret ballot, held at UN…

28 September 2012 – In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Jigmi Y. Thinley, today highlighted a range of challenges and areas of progress before the international community, while also affirming his country’s intent to seek a seat on the Security Council. “As with most sessions of the…

Rajeev Sharma Introduction This article seeks to examine the growing strategic and diplomatic importance of Bhutan for its big neighbours: China and India. China has recently intensified its efforts to woo Bhutan and engage with it directly, despite the lack of diplomatic ties between them. To improve relations with Bhutan, China first has to resolve…