As Bhutan walks a tightrope balancing two Asian giants, India must counter China’s land-grabbing endeavours


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Bhutan’s fifth King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, visited India earlier this month. The King paid a visit at the invitation of President Droupadi Murmu, which concluded in a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tandi Dorji, Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, and other top officials from Bhutan’s royal government accompanied the king for the visit. The King’s visit’s timing has become a topic of discussion. And rightfully so! PM Lotay Tshering’s comments to a Belgian newspaper about resolving the Doklam tri-junction conflict “tri-laterally,” with Bhutan, India, and China as “equal” interlocutors, sparked outrage in New Delhi. He also...