Amid looming Chinese presence, India woos Bhutan with trade and connectivity
NEW DELHI: From identifying more border trade points to carrying out a feasibility study for a railway link between the two countries, the go nment is going all out to thwart China's attempts to wean Bhutan away from India's sphere of influence.
After opening a new trade route last week, India is likely to approve Bhutan's request for another permanent land customs station (LCS) to facilitate more Bhutan exports to India and Bangladesh. India is also considering opening another integrated check post (ICP), sources here said.
These initiatives are significant as Bhutan dodges attempts by China to establish formal diplomatic relations with India's only neighbour which is yet to join Beijing's BRI initiative.
Sources here said that while a feasibility study is being carried out for a railway link between Mujnai in West Bengal and Nyoenpaling in Bhutan, Land Ports Authority of India has also identified Jaigaon in West Bengal's Alipurduar district for development of an integrated check post (ICP).
After a request from Bhutan, India is also considering notifying the Jitti-Nagrakata LCS as a permanent LCS which has until now been a seasonal station for trade in crops like orange, ginger and cardamom.
Boycott Chinese goods and services. Don't allow Chinese investors.
As long as Modi is there not only China, no one can dare to disturb India.
BOYCOTT CHINKS and THEIR SUBSTANDARD PRODUCTS.
Even if Chinese products are world class , boycott is needed.
Chinese can never be trusted. Boycott
Kulbhushan Rai Madan
For centuries, China can't be ever trusted. From world war two China has been playing dirty games, not only with India but all almost all neighbouring countries.
China is still not de escalating. Ladakh presence hasn't reduced despite talks.
Bhutan will be making its biggest mistake if it TRUSTS CHINA.
Long live Modi. Greatest PM his love for country and country men is unmatchable. Wish he lead the country for many more years.
A rail ink with the happiest country in the world will benefit Bharat as well and also act as a deterrent to China amid prevailing tensions. Very nice!
Shopkeepers and dealers should be put behind bar if found to sell any chinese product. Indian go nment is axing itself by allowing trade with china. India should ban trade with china. Not a single penny trade should be with china.
Rahul gandhi would sell country to hand of this Chinese
Please let me speak
BJP leaders already spend corores of money in buying MLAs to form BJP go nment in states.. i as a citizen can only wait and watch India destroyed and divided by BJP leaders in front of my eyes.
BHUTAN whose population is less than a million knows the DANGERS of CHINESE FRIENDSHIP.BHUTAN king also is aware of INDIA's DEMOCRATIC CREDENTIALS.Naturally BHUTAN will be with INDIA&support INDIAN Policy&View.
Bhutan & India must stand together & stand cautious against the Cunning, Crooked intentions of China. Hope it’s aware of what’s happening in �stan, Nepal & how they have been debt trapped & instigate against India.
Boycott China and punish. Also crush Pakistan.
India has to take bold stand against China and mobilise the world to marginalise and isolate China, when Vietnam and Japan and Taiwan can oppose .
Boycott China EVERYWHERE
Every country in the world and each and every individual needs to take concrete steps to Boycott China and everything Chinese. They not only made the whole world suffer by giving coronavirus but also pushing the world into WW3 by its expansionist mindset...... Let's join hand to trample this dragon under our foot.
Feku struggling even to maintain relationship with Bhutan. All small strategic countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Srl Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar have realized that Feku is only a hot air balloon with no guts.
Those who don't like Modi ji can leave India and go to Pakistan or China
India and Bhutan are not strategic partners but they are trust worthy to each other. A suggesation to Bhutan, dont struck into chinese trap, like Srilanka. its better to ignore china. Boycott china and be a friend of India as usual. Jai Hind
Whole Economy is standstill and feku challenging china....irony of over confidence
It will be useless effort. China has deep pockets. What happened to other neighborhing countries. All our aid money got wasted because China threw more money at them.