Monday, August 28, 2017

Doklam is free from Trespassers. May the Deities of Bhutan always prevail !

My deepest admirations and respects for His Majesty the People's King of Bhutan and the Government of Bhutan for ensuring that the  true and natural sovereign respecting status quo is maintained at Doklam. Small and militarily tiny Bhutan is but courage and wisdom saw the nation through intact. The Indian troops have withdrawn back to Indian Border. There is no shame is doing the right thing, dear Indian Army. Defend your great nation and respect our heavenly Kingdom.

I sincerely thank His Excellency Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India for taking the right step and correcting the mis- step of war- mongering politicians and bureaucrats. Please appoint an independant Defence Minister to avoid free rides for war- mongers. Shri Arun Jaitley is over stretched and buried under Note Ban deluge and GST complexities.

Bhutan has been a sovereign nation since time immemorial and a Kingdom since 1907. The Kingdom of Bhutan and their Majesties the Kings have been genuine friends of India. Bhutan shared the joys of India when she received her independence from the British Empire in 1947. And in 1962,  Bhutan sympathised Indian losses and defeat from the Chinese forces  and extended all help to provide safe passage to the fleeing Indian soldiers from Tawang through Bhutan to India. Bhutan always extended a  helping hand to India in times of real need.

India on the other hand,  instigated two uprisings of ethnic group in Southern Bhutan ( 1956 and 1989 ). Flooded Southern Bhutan with Indian militant groups during the 1990s after the unsuccessful 2nd ethnic uprising. Then attempted to hijack Bhutanese democratic Government formation in 2013 and this year 2017, India invaded Bhutanese territory. Please review history. Bhutan did not seek Indian assistance or friendship. 

Only after His Excellency Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru of India undertook the arduous  himalayan trek to Bhutan in 1958 and offered friendship on equal terms and India's respect for Bhutan's sovereignty, the King of Bhutan consented to establish both economic and political relationships with India. Indian bureaucrats, politicians, and media should revisit the speech of Shri Pandit Nehru to the people of Bhutan.  

Those words are as solid and meaningful  as that of his " freedom at midnight" speech heralding the Independence of India. And yet successive Indian Governments betrayed his commitments to Bhutan just like they betrayed Gandhi's dream of co- existence for all Indian races and religions.

Bhutan was never a " protectorate state"  of India nor that of British Raj of India. The clause " to be guided in foreign affairs " in 1949 Bhutan-India Treaty was just a copycat term of Sinchula Treaty that British India imposed on Bhutan in 1865. Further in 1865, Bhutan was following an Isolationist Policy dealing only with Tibet, Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh. There was no other foreign relation plans. Since 1949, Bhutan never adhered to that term with  independent India.  And reflecting ground reality, this dormant clause was removed in the revised  2007 Bhutan- IndiaTreaty.  Thus eradicating any lingering vintage of overlordship of India in any affairs of Bhutan including external affairs. And this fact must remain imprinted on any cooperation between Bhutan and India.

India must take note of an edict issued by His Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck that in summary declared for all within and without that " in the Kingdom of Bhutan, the King of Bhutan shall always be the sovereign ruler and ultimate authority ". This was not a direct reminder to India but it was issued in due course after India offered military back- up to the King at the time of the assassination of the Prime Minister Jigme Palden Dorji of Bhutan by the Brigadier in Command of Bhutan Army Operational aspects. 

His Majesty who was abroad on medical treatment returned to Bhutan to deal with the crisis. The King firmly declined  Indian Government's offer to send Indian Army into Bhutan  " to quell the mutiny " so reasoned India.  Indian Government must have been utterly  dismayed when the King summoned his  Brigadier to the Palace and Commanded him to surrender himself over to the military police for court- Marshall proceedings.

A similar historic event was repeated in 2003. His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck declined Indian offer to send Indian Army to dislodge ( most ironically) militants groups of India who were fighting for their respective state autonomy.  The King declined and led his own Bhutanese Army to crush and expel all such militants groups to the utter shock of Indian Army. Tiny Bhutan Army succeeded where for decades the mighty Indian Army failed. 

This time at Doklam, India did not bother to ask His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck. Indian Army simply trooped into Bhutanese and Chinese territories at Doklam Plateau on the pretext of defending Bhutanese territory.  India thought it would be a piece of cake like the 2013 intrusions in the General Election of Bhutan. Few years ago, the Bhutanese authority was ill prepared for such well orchestrated action and propaganda that various agencies of India enacted. But this time, once burnt twice shy kind of maturity was demonstrated by Bhutan after the initial confusion that resulted in " one namesake demarche and one solitary press release". 

That " Protectorate state " claim of India  shocked the Bhutanese leadership to the danger that loomed over the Kingdom's sovereignty. Thank God this Indian attempt at Bhutanese sovereignty heist occurred when the reigning King had acquired 11 years of experience on the job and the birth of the  Crown Prince to whom the King has the hereditary duty to enthrone later in likened manner of his own enthronement by his illustrious great father the 4th King. There cannot be a future King if the Kingdom is not preserved now.  And above all our Great 4th King is in the best of health and immensely over versed in  all the intricacies and manoeuvres of politics of India. Modi is just another Prime Minister of India whose time has come and whose time will pass. And the Wangchuck Dynasty will flourish along with the Kingdom and the people of Bhutan for many more centuries.

I am relieved that China stood firm and upheld Bhutanese sovereignty. And the  Deities of our beloved Kingdom stood omnipotent and omniscient. Thank You Triple Gem. Kuenchho Soum is the Greatest !

Despite so many unsavory threats posed by India to Bhutsn's sovereign existence, Bhutanese wish to be friends with Indian people. We cannot choose our neighbours so we choose to be friends with both the neighbouring giants:  India and China. India will always enjoy better advantages than China. But do not squander away such opportunities. Be deserving of Bhutan's goodwill and best of friendship.

Bhutan, China and India have been designed and destined to be neighbours whether the geographical positioning is to our liking or not. So we might as well move forward for sounder peace, greater prosperity and better trust worthy friendships. We cannot be equal in material resources and military might. But as sovereign nations, practise  equal respects. May Bhutan, China and India become better neighbours.

Hurrah for the sacred sovereignty of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Pelden Drukpa Lha Gyel Lo !

67 comments:

  1. Great. I enjoyed your skill of combining history, myth, bias, prejudice, self-glory, religion, sermon, threat, fear, love and hate......and specially, your natural affinity to ........ I would leave these blank. Beautiful, I appreciate. Why did not I meet you while I was in Sherubtse and GCBS? I wonder

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  2. You are a sad little pathetic man. When the whole world is breathing a sigh of relief and when Bhutanese all-around feel relaxed of the future, you are trying to give it an evil-sadist twist. You show no gratitude to the actors involved in this standoff, neither to eminent diplomats and ministers of Bhutan who burnt their midnight oil for a peaceful withdrawal.

    At least learn some humility from Tenzing Lamsang, who has remained forthright in his approach and brought pride to all of us Bhutanese, whether at home or abroad. For few coins, you have sold your soul to evil Chinese and now, you are acting as if you are the voice of Bhutan. You are a sad little man who needs to read Drukpa Kunley more often to get some objectivity and purpose in life.

    You don't speak for Bhutan. You can't speak for Bhutan. You are a puppet of Chinese. Only His Majesty the King of Bhutan and constitutional dignitaries can speak for the whole of Bhutan.

    You are speaking only for yourself.

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    1. Are you dispute what Wabcha said about how Indian has treated Bhutan? Tell us the fact, let us decide if he sold his soul to evil chinese, or you sold your soul to evil Indian?! when your country was invaded by armied Indian soldiers, why didn't you show up here and acknowledge tell us how you feel?

      I do have a question to Wabcha, has Indian withdraw all its soldiers from Bhutan?

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    2. Did Bhutan had any role and responsibility on the Doklam issue other than keeping silence and just watching? Seems India has overtaken and played our role by dealing and managing the Doklam issue.Bhutan was just made to say Yes or No whenever India tells Bhutan to do.

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    3. China would have swallowed Bhutan. Like it did with Tibet. Chinese have problem with almost all their neighbours (except their Stooges). They made crepeeing acquisiton of many parts of Bhutan. Chinese could not successed in bringing wedge between two old friends. We should be thankful rather than remoseful. BEWARE, Chinese might come back again after winter. You simpally cannot trust Chinese.

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    4. Anonymous, you sound bitter and your unsubstantiated accusing W Sangey of being a paid agent and puppet of China make your posting personal, invective and incredulously flawed.
      As an outsider showing interest in the Doklam affair naturally would like to hear from Bhutanese point of view and W Sangey has been consistent in his viewpoints. He love his king and country a natural patriot defending Bhutanese dignity, integrity and state sovereignty.
      Though I'm not a Bhutanese but I'm impressed by his intelligent and balance approach to the issue under discussion and in my view he definitely has the right to speak on behalf of great majority of the Bhutanese people who feel that their views and aspiration as an independent nation - feel their voice has been muzzled by unfriendly external pressure and W Sagey is doing a great job in conveying Bhutanese perspective.

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    5. 'you have sold your soul to evil Chinese and now'

      AFAIK,
      China's dealing with Bhutan has always been above board.

      Can you enlighten us what have the 'evil Chinese' ever done to hurt Bhutan,
      was it fomenting ethnic unrest ?
      economic arm twisting ?
      attempted Sikkimisation ?

      Those are Delhi's modus operandii ...in Sikkim, Nepal, Sri lanka, Mauritius, Maldives and...BHutan.

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    6. An Indian raw who probably made fortune by selling Bhutan. It is you who is speaking alone and majority of Bhutanese agree what Mr. wangcha has to say. As a Bhutanese we need to be careful and learn the art of international politics to live in between China and India. India have been generous to Bhutan but they save billion on security not to mention Duars which was on lease to British India now the treaty is defunct. You are a traitor and you are putting our sovereignty in stake. Bugger off people like you who sole Bhutan to India.

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  3. Well researched piece! I enjoyed thoroughly and learnt a lot of extremely valuable historical information blended with current situations defending our KIngdom through intellectual sheilds and warding off sipirts of India trying to plague our amazing bilateral relationship. Sir, keep writing for our youth and generations.

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  4. Nothing makes a better day than your write ups, I have seen u though we are doros with generation gap yet ur write ups esp combining history with current affairs is the best I have read so far...
    Keep writing senior doro
    Wish to see u in Person...

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  5. Our Faith, Trust and Hope to our Kings is immeasurable and will stand to the infinite test of time.

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  6. While you enjoy the pride of few citation of your work in some papers both in India and China, you may also like to pay due respect to RGoB's silence on the issue as you have iterated in this paper. The government must be silent for the reason but few social media users like your self and Tenzin Lamzang are disrupting harmony of Bhutanese society by trying to divide peoples thought with self vested motives. At the sametime, the good deeds of our Monarchs are embedded in the heart of Bhutanese and beyond something that has to reminded in such a controversial write ups. Most of the people thinks that no one deserve to more often than not, describe the good work of our Great Monarch. I regret to write this but even our HPM reports the work of His Majesty while presenting State of the Nation when HPM is suppose to present the work done by His Government. My humble request for you would be to avoid spreading incitement words while you try to brag your dexterity in putting things in writing la. I really appreciate the way you play with words but not the content for few like this one. May all the Bhutanese try not to seek attention putting the nation sovereignty at stake.

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    1. Maybe you need think that it is Bhutanese like Wangcha give the world a window of how India is treating Bhutan, and therefor, and help keep a keen eye what is going on. so India will have to think twice before it take any steps. Total science will only help India to hide their evil design.

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    2. Sorry, it should be "total silence" not "total science". Please feel free to correct it for me.

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  7. I thank you again for your valuable insights. Please keep writing as the world needs to know more about your country.

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  8. This article smacks of a great ego of a small hearted man.India has always been close to Bhutan, helping in the development process, keeping Bhutanese economy stable,pegging Bhutanese currency at par with Indian rupees which enjoys the exchange rate with US Dollar and so much more. From 1950's , Inda has helped build Bhutan from an illiterate,undeveloped nation to a modern, literate and prosperous country. The education system,banking system,postal system,police,royal monetary authority and every aspect of Government was developed by the help of India where the main posts were held primarily by the Indians. The schools were full of Indian teachers years back.The Indian business people set up business in Bhutan which helped in setting up trade between Bhutan and India and other countries. The Bhutanese people are free to travel to India for work or for any other reason.
    India gives billions as aid to Bhutan. Builds hospitals and other infrastructures for Bhutanese people, whereas the Indians living in Bhutan border don't even receive such preferential treatment from India.
    The Five Year Plans funding of Bhutan comes from India. The goods which are imported from India to Bhutan doesn't incur tax. Most of the roads in Bhutan are built and maintained by India through BRO and GREF. The list goes on and yet, this writer and many Bhutanese harbour anti India sentiments, always blaming India and playing a victim card.

    Why such ungratefullness?
    What is Bhutan giving back to India for all India does for Bhutan?
    Just because Bhutan is a buffer with China, there are always threats that they will side with China against india and takes advantage of India China cold war.
    In Doklam, India had stepped in to show China that India is there to help her friend Bhutan and that, China can't unilaterally change the status quo by building a military class road so close to Bhutan border. Now portraying India as the trespasser and an aggressor ,when the world knows that China has bent the rules, doesn't reflect a correct attitude of a friendly nation.
    Not generalizing all Bhutanese people in such light against India, but such articles like this surely creates a negative image of India, which has always stood by and helping Bhutan.

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    1. Why are so many Bhutanese resenting Indian presence ?
      Perhaps you've supplied your own answer in your rant.

      De facto military occupation,
      Enormous debt trap masqueraded as aid,
      swarming the locals with massive immigration,
      .......

      In a nutshell,
      Delhi is treating Bhutan like a private fief, the way it lords over Nepal, Sri Lanka,Bangladesh etc etc...

      http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0712/c90000-9240652.html

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    2. Everything you said fits perfectly into one word: "colonization". Bhutan has the right to choose to have friendly relationship with both India and China, while India wants Bhutan to only have one choice, i.e. India. That does not sound like a real friend. Rather it sounds to me an enemy.

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    3. You make sound like India is a very benevolent country and doing a lot of good in Bhutan, but under that veneer is India's motive and have turn Bhutan into a satrap of India stripped of independence and free will to act as a normal, independent and sovereign nation that have diplomatic relations with all the major powers of the world and by extension Bhutan has become an occupied nation under India where Indian interest comes before the Bhutanese.
      India's assistance to Bhutan can only be truly appreciated when there is no string attached where Bhutanese independence and sovereignty is genuinely respected.

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    4. Is there "Free Lunch" anywhere in the world? If India gives, it will ask for the pound of flesh. This is the sense COE of global foreign relations and its logic.

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    5. @Prof Mahmood Alam, at least you are very honest, unwittingly perhaps? There are no free lunches and while other may ask for favor in return, perhaps a little quid pro quo, India doesn't seem to be satisfied until it gets a "pound of flesh"

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  9. Very interesting note. What a relief. Thank you in articulating the end of the standoff. Thank you HM the King, Thank you Je Khenpo for the 3 month long prayers and thank you to all the wise senior citizens involved in this uneventful moments felt across Bhutan. May peace prevail. India & China has shown immense maturity in this instance. They will certainly lead Asia by example. Kudos to the leaders of these two great nations. You have earned our respects. The citizens of the world desire the two Giant nations to be acting responsible for a better world.

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  10. hat off to our far-sighted leaders of Bhutan, May Peace Prevail in World.

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    1. When would Bhutan claim and occupy Doklam area as its own?

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    2. when will indians, like you, stay out of Bhutan's business of trying to be prosperous? It is quite clear that, from your nation's recent miscalculation and eventual capitulation, you indians have way, way overestimated your own worth to the world.

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  11. Aue Wangcha Sangay, you have done a great job at not only informing the readers of your blog about the Dolam disputed area, but also brought out the truth against in the face of lies spread by the Indian media as well as crooks like Tenzin Lamzang. I think your blog has contributed in the peaceful resolution of the current dispute. Keep up the great work, sir.

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  12. Thank you sir your blogs has really reached the globe to convey the message our country is no more Protectorate and educated the our big brother.

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  13. Though Doklam standoff has just ended but it is a temporary and just a beginning. Watch out many issues are going to happen hereafter with Bhutan at political level from Chinese side but in different forms. Bhutan must prepare diplomatically how it will tackle issues with China and the good result will depends on whether it keeps India's interests first or Bhutan's interests first ???

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  14. Again a great piece Mr. Sangey! This standoff has taught the Chinese general public so much about Bhutan. Most of them never knew Bhutan was treated by India in a way unimaginable in the 21st century. Hope Modi has learned a lesson. Being a gun for somebody else does not pay. Even with $20 billion protection fee, the only thing he got was "India needs to pay more and shoulder more responsibility in Afghanistan". Hope he will be wise enough to learn the spirit of India's founding father Mohatma Ghandi, and not follow the path of Nehru's final years. That will be good for India, for Bhutan, for China, and for Asia and the world as a whole.

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  15. To all our Indians friends and their supporters, who are going on about how much India as given, yes, it's true and there is a modicum of gratitude to be expected. However lets also remember Bhutan has given up a lot for it, and India has gotten much more than it looks.Any kind of project, be it hydro, or road has always been done by Indian construction workers, benefiting. When hydro projects are completed as in the case of Tala rates are negotiated so low, so that there is little left after the loan is serviced. Just the tens of thousand of Indians who are allowed to come to Bhutan without the $250 dollar a day spending requirement translates to tens of millions o dollars in lost potential revenue.
    A wealthier more developed Bhutan can only benefit India more. Get over the crab mentality

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    1. You are equating millions of rupees given by India with employment of a few hundred Indian workers in Bhutan as equivalent business. Wow!

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    2. LOL. I had to read a few times to get it. Poor India...
      The millions given on one hand by Indian, the next hand they take it back for projects that they can not finish. That is a Wow!

      How about let Bhutan decide for themselves who they going to trade, who they going to have a relation, instead of wasting all those millions of rupees...

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  16. China has stopped road building on Doklam. Could Bhutan on its own have prevented China ?

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    1. How do you know Bhutan want to stop Chinese road building? What is wrong with building a road to Bhutan while the world in building road to interconnect with each other?

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    2. China could've swatted the intruders off like 1962.
      But the Chinese are mindful of Thimphu's anxiety, the Bhutanese are alarmed that so many Indian netizens are baying for war, a nuclear war no less !

      From what I gather,
      Bhutanese seem hardly disturbed by the road work,
      Its Delhi which claim it 'threatens' India's 'NorthEast' .

      Yet if you ask the NorthEast folks,
      PLA would be the last thing on their mind.
      Their worst fear is.....the Indian army !

      https://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/0719-03.htm#

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    3. I see no reason why Bhutan should be unhappy with China's construction of road in Doklam, particularly if the road is to connect Bhutan.

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    4. Will the road help Bhutan or do a harm to Bhutan?

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    5. Who said China would stop building roads? India should very much appreciate the China approach to let India save face by withdrawing basically unconditionally but with some ambiguity for India to say something in front of the public. It should be clear to the Indians that China does not want India to be an enemy. Otherwise the approach would have been drastically different. And what is wrong with building roads to have China and Bhutan connected? The world is getting more and more connected together. And China wants to help the remote areas, including the Himalayan countries, to be more connected to her so that China and other countries can prosper together. The Indian anxiety about this China approach feels every bit trying to control Bhutan and other Himalayan countries by isolating them. That mentality needs to change if India really wants to be a part of the rise of Asia. Kudos to China for how it worked with India and Bhutan to resolve this crisis peacefully despite its overwhelming military advantage: the overall trend of Asia development is not jeopardized. Hope India understands from here that China is a friend not an enemy, and there is a bright future there with India, Bhutan, China, and other countries joining hands. There is no otherwise because the consequence of a different course will be very dire.

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    6. After the way Tibet was annexed and its culture and practices trampled, China's small neighbours have reason to be wary of road building in disputed territory. Look at Karrakoram highway connecting Pakistan and China - the Pakistani traders get all disadvantages at the border crossing while going while going to Kashi

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    7. I think some of you must be paid by chinese like maoist group of Nepal. Chinese are claiming whole of Arunalchal Pradesh and eastern Bhutan. Please read history instead of drinking at a cheap bar, getting home drunk and writing these articles.

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    8. Manipur is one of the many land grabs and annexation by India since India's creation in 1947. The Manipur people simply DO NOT want to be part of India. And who can blame them?

      http://www.tehelka.com/manipurs-merger-with-india-was-a-forced-annexation/

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    9. Supratiksanatani, you should learn some basic history. Tibet has been a part of China for about eight centuries, so stop repeating the lie that China annexed Tibet. Forcefully annexing its neighbors is what India does, not China. We all know India went way over its ability this time and it was because the road building at Doklam would be the final nail on the coffin for India's plan to finally annexing Bhutan.

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    10. "Chinese are claiming whole of Arunalchal Pradesh..."

      If you know the history of the so called Arunachal Pradesh you will understand that India has no business there. The area is traditional Tibetan homeland and India invaded and annexed it in 1951, four years after the British Raj left the subcontinent. Occupied South Tibet (so called Arunachal Pradesh) contains Tawang, birthplace of the Sixth Dalai Lama and home to a four hundred years old Tibetan monastery. The people in occupied South Tibet is seething with anger and India knows it. And this is why India is imposing the notorious AFSPA on South Tibet. AFSPA is imposed on area India deemed 'disturbed', including Kashmir, South Tibet and the northeast.

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    11. supratiksanatani

      Do you know there'r TWO Tibet, ?

      China's Tibet enjoys tax break, subsidised education, subsidised economy and exemption from one child rule.

      India's Tibet, aka the NE, groans under the dreaded AFSPA.
      Its practically a license to torture, kill and rape en mass.

      moral of the story,
      Be careful the next time you wanna yep about Tibet. !

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  17. Why should Bhutan stop Chinese from building road inside their own land?

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  18. Very true ..... let there be no tacit negotiation, but only open

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  19. My say on this issue is to say 'Thank you' for all who involved in addressing and resolving the matter through a peaceful means. And for the matter, everyone must be relived and appreciate the peaceful outcome of about 2 months' standoff at Doklam which pompously played by India and China and silently by Bhutan. I am of the view that there is no use in being malicious of either India or China after having the matter contained peacefully with positive and befitting outcome without having resulted in hurting the sentiment of Bhutan, China and India.And I am of the opinion that what if two giants of the Asian continent were to join in hands like India and Bhutan,I visibly see the rising of Asia as equally powerful as either US or Europe-especially in terms of economy. And if this dream is to realize then all diplomats, politicians and foreign delegates of the Asian nations must look for a way out to bring these two giants to be friends in all times to come no matter what. If we succeed in uniting and harmonizing these two powerful giants of the Asian, the strengths and outlook of world in general and Asia in particular will be ten times better than the present state of world and Asian affair! Lastly kudos to China, India and other for peaceful resolution of the Doklam Standoff!

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  20. It is rare that an international public is treated to a view of events originating in Bhutan ; discussion of the recent events on the Doklam plateau, for example has been dominated, not only in the corporate media of North America and Europe, but also on the internet, by an Indian perspective. Your blog, Mr Sangay, performs a valuable service in reminding us that there are, indeed, other perspectives, not least in the country of which you are a citizen and on which these recent events weigh the most....

    Thank you....

    Henri

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  21. Actually the Chinese should have built roads from Yadong to Damthang and Phari to Sasam Chorten and later handed over to Bhutan.

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    1. It's possible: the Chinese build very good roads, to last (at least as far as weather and geography permit) - look e.g. at Karakorum Highway (Indians may prefer to glance away?), road to Kodari, and elsewhere. They are military grade. But why not? - they are built to last. BRO often has the same idea, of course. Road-building like bridge-building (remember Thangtong Gyalpo?) helps communications, even if it also allows for other potential/possible uses. On a broader front, Indian leaders should take a proactive attitude to reviewing the arbitrariness of the McMahon Line scribble and settle down to - hard - bargaining with PRC about effective political accommodation for mutual benefit. Get over 1962. Embrace new opportunities.

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  22. Prof Mahmood AlamAugust
    'When would Bhutan claim and occupy Doklam area as its own?'

    So India is 'protecting' tiny BHutan innit ?
    You'd sound more credible if you havent trampled on the NorthEast 'Indians' like rats !

    https://www.quora.com/Will-Nagaland-and-Manipur-get-freedom-from-India

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  23. http://m.timesofindia.com/india/bhutan-plays-big-role-in-ending-sino-indian-military-standoff-in-doklam/articleshow/60302140.cms. See How Bhutan Cleverly handled the crises , after chinese entered Bhutanese Land , to construct the road to swallow Bhutan. The King gave most matured rebuff to china. Here, it seems some Bhutanese are against the great King by giving Pro China statement. But that's a beauty of true democracy, which chinese won't understand. Bhutan won't have diplomatic relation with China, till it become true democracy.

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    1. more cow dung,

      If not for your arm twisting, Bhutan would already settle the border demarcation with China and established diplomat relation in 2012.

      p.s.
      If India is a 'democracy', there aint no more tyrannies in this world !

      https://www.quora.com/Will-Nagaland-and-Manipur-get-freedom-from-India

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  24. Whether Bhutan bargain or don't bargain, Doklam is not going to be ours. Doklam is already under Chinese occupation. Physically on the ground, China patrols, manages and controls it. Bcoz of India, China will not give Doklam to Bhutan even if it thinks it wanted to concede to Bhutan out of generosity. India should not use and blackmail Bhutan to save its face and serve its interests.
    It will be in Bhutan best interest to resolve Sino - Bhutan boundary issue before we lose further additional lands.

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  25. How did Switzerland survive World War II? She kept herself neutral and did not side with the Allied nor the Axis.

    Bhutan needs to kick the Indian troops out and declare neutrality between China and India.

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  26. A Freudian slip ?

    http://www.kuenselonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/sign-660x330.jpg

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  27. China should stop all border negotiations with Bhutan and do what India did to Bhutan on border issues… If Bhutan does not show self respect as an independent country, why should China treat it like one.

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    1. India is known in the neighborhood as 'USA of South Asia' cuz it employs the same m.o. as Washington.
      Delhi's dirty tricks include fomenting ethnic violence, false flag, assasinations,regime change and outright aggression.

      China should never stoop to India's gutter level politics.
      The Chinese should continue their non violence, developmental approach and give the small countries a viable alternative to USA/India destructive hegemony.

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  28. The peaceful resolution to this dangerous situation is deeply attributed to the wisdom of His Majesty the King and the unfailing propitiating of Buddha Dharma by His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the monk body. I remain ever grateful to this 2 personalities.

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  29. Bhutan does not consider and act itself as an independent and sovereign country. Like any other states of India, Bhutan voluntarily report to India on all issues whether internal or external and seeks India's approval from politics, economy to military.

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  30. I really thank you for your views about Doklam standoff. Without this border crisis, I even don't know where Bhutan is located, what the Bhutanese look like, what is your culture and history and why Bhutan as a independent and sovereign nation has to "be hidden" in the global family of the world either in economics or politics. The world needs Bhutanese's own voice rather than indian's self talking and controlling over Bhutan. By the way, the behavior of india in the Doklam standoff overturns my understanding to the indians: they act shameless to invade other's garden unlike the way of modern civilized people. India might refresh the lesson again from 1962 sino-india war. I respect the truth and facts rather than fake news, partial talking, degraded words and illogical thinking. Since the world is changing, our views can't remain in any old ways. I appreciate your open mind to your country's future. Meanwhile, hope all of people here would get chance to physically walk out of their own lands to take a look at other countries. A frog in well knows nothing of the great ocean. May Bhutan soon establish diplomatic relations with China as an independent and sovereign nation without any Indian intervention. Blessings!

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  31. Dear sangey, you have voiced extremely loud enough for the world to hear that Bhutan is not the protectorate state of India and our foreign policy to be guided by India was warded off in revised treaty 2007. But do you know action speak louder then word. Our government is instead following the order from the big brother. That means our foreign policy is guided by India unlike in the treaty. It seems they are satisfied with the treaty signed on pepper but in action it seems the treaty was revised back to the previous one. They had even accused the former PM for acting as per treaty. I am curious what is going to happen hereafter. Don't we have to reach a unanimous decision among all the political parties or will it always be the issue of the every election time.

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  32. Wangcha is right. Bhutan must defend its sovereignity. There is always danger of Bhutan becoming another Sikkim. Bhutan is not a protectorate of any country. Bhutan should develop more diplomatic relations with major countries.

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  33. I always wonder why everything has to always go through Delhi when Bhutan is an independent nation? If India really cares for Bhutan, India should respect Bhutan's decision to act freely as any free nation would do. Please writer can you shed light on the politics of India playing over Bhutan? I am a patriot and I want Bhutan rolling the dice. I want to know what Bhutan Government is trying to hide, not to let the larger Bhutanese population know what's going in the back. It is time we know the truth. I already feel the weight of everything India coming onto us. I wonder what unseen future holds for Bhutan and it's people. It's time our government come out from this captivity and really confront in the problem that is there and stand with us and together we curb the issues. We don't want no fight or movements but that Bhutan is Bhutan. Too much of India intervening makes us a puppet already.

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