Neighbourhood Studies
Bhutan
Future of Hydropower Cooperation with Bhutan

‘Hydropower today is an important source of our wealth. With rapid advancements in harnessing nuclear, hydrogen, fusion, solar, thermal and wind energy, hydropower may soon lose its competitive edge. We may soon become a net energy importer...

India-Bhutan Relations: Exploring the New Vistas of Cooperation

In this podcast, Rishi Gupta, Research Associate, VIF, talks to Ambassador VP Haran on India's bilateral ties with Bhutan. In his remarks, distinguished Guest Amb. VP Haran adds that the special ties between India and Bhutan are marked by mutual...

The Himalayan Conundrum: Nepal and Bhutan in 2021

Nepal

The year 2021 can be surmised as a year of political upheavals, economic downfall, and geo-political uncertainties for Nepal. Also, when countries worldwide were engaged in making arrangements to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, Nepal...

Education and Technology: The New Frontier of Indo-Bhutan Relationship

India and Bhutan share a very close relationship not only in terms of geography but also in terms of history, traditions, culture and spirituality. The relationship between India-Bhutan runs very deep and there are regular high-level visits...

भारत-भूटान संबंधों के बदलते आयाम

भूटान महत्वपूर्ण पड़ोसी है और भारत के नए विदेश मंत्री एस जयशंकर ने पहले द्विपक्षीय दौरे पर दो दिन (7-8 जून) की यात्रा के लिए भूटान को ही चुना। इस यात्रा से दोनों देशों के बीच नियमित यात्राओं तथा सर्वोच्च स्तर पर विचारों के आदान-प्रदान की परंपरा...

Changing Paradigm in India-Bhutan Relations

Bhutan is an important neighbour and recently appointed India’s External Minister S. Jaishankar chose to visit Bhutan for two days (7th-8th June) as his maiden bilateral visit. This visit facilitated the tradition of regular visits and exchange...

Bhutan Elections 2018: Analysis

It has been a decade since Bhutan started its first innings with procedural democratic reforms. The third round of elections held on October 18, 2018 found its final culmination, with a 71.4 percent voter turnout, and the much anticipated...

India-Bhutan Ties: New Delhi Got it Right

Many in India believe that we have failed in our policy towards our neighbours. For them the hall mark of any successful foreign policy is good relations with neighbours. Because we are so big, many think that we must make an extra effort to win...

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