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Bhutan: Country in South Asia
Bhutan, officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia. Located in the Eastern Himalayas, it is bordered by the Tibet Autonomous Region of China in the north, the Chumbi Valley of Tibet, China and the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal in the west, and the Indian states of Assam, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh in the south and east. 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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Bhutan, India are bound together by history, culture and spiritual tradition: EAM Jaishankar [Video]

Bhutan, India are bound together by history, culture and spiritual tradition: EAM Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar during the signing ceremony of Concession Agreement for 600 MW Kholongchhu JV-Hydroelectric Project with Bhutan said Bhutan and India's shared values have shaped..

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EAM Jaishankar attends signing ceremony of hydroelectric project with Bhutan [Video]

EAM Jaishankar attends signing ceremony of hydroelectric project with Bhutan

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar attended the signing ceremony of Concession Agreement for 600 MW Kholongchhu JV-Hydroelectric Project with Bhutan on June 29. Jaishankar graced the meeting via..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:17Published
Boulder stopped water flow, Bhutan cleared blockage: Assam Chief Secretary [Video]

Boulder stopped water flow, Bhutan cleared blockage: Assam Chief Secretary

Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Bhutan Water controversy said that there is no dispute with Bhutan and it will be wrong to say that Bhutan has stopped the flow of water. Chief Secretary..

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