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Bhutan: Country in South Asia
Bhutan, officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas in South Asia. It is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north and India to the south. Bhutan is geopolitically in South Asia and is the region's second-least-populous nation after the Maldives. Thimphu is its capital and the largest city, while Phuntsholing is its financial center.


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Tiny Bhutan is feeling the squeeze as its giant neighbours China and India vie for territory.
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China's geopolitical strategy cannot be countered by PR: Rahul Gandhi targets Centre

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India to send Bhutan satellite in space next year: Modi

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India and Bhutan have signed an agreement on the peaceful usage of outer space, to increase cooperation between the two sides.
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India to get potatoes from Bhutan to meet supply gap, calm prices

India is looking at Bhutan to help alleviate shortage of potatoes. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Friday issued an order allowing unhindered import of this key kitchen item from the..
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India has allowed market access for 5 Bhutanese agriculture products, something that will allow increased trade between the 2 countries. The market access got impetus during the visit of Indian trade..
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India, Bhutan collaborate on phase 3 trials of COVID-19 vaccine

On Thursday, Indian envoy to Bhutan Ruchira Kamboj handed over a portable digital X-ray machine to Bhutan's foreign minister Tandi Dorji.
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Figures suggest India, China, Nepal, Russia and Bhutan have seen rising tiger numbers.
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Amid looming Chinese presence, India woos Bhutan with trade and connectivity

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India speeds up connectivity projects in south Asia

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