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Bhutan: Vision Statement of 2020. Is it Relevant now?

Paper No. 6544 dated 21-Feb-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
In the year 1999 coinciding with the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of Gyalpo IV’s Coronation, Bhutan released a vision document for the next 20 years and called it as a “Vision Statement” of 2020.
 

Bhutan: Recent Developments-National Day, Economic downturn and DNT’s falling popularity:

Paper No. 6541                Dated 15-Feb-2020

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Though the Government led by DNT and its leader and Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering have done fairly well, yet its popularity is having a steep decline in terms of membership! Normally membership in a Ruling Party increases many fold when it is in power, but in Bhutan it appears to just the opposite.  The Ruling Party is yet to give a proper reason for the decline!

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Is Inequlity Fated to Stay? The Case of Bangladesh.

Paper No 6536              Dated 25-Jan-2020

By Kazi Anwarul Masud

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India-Bangladesh: Sharing of waters of Feni River- A historical Event:

Paper No. 6524            Dated 17-Dec-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

After more than two decades India and Bangladesh signed a major MoU on sharing of waters of the Feni River.  Accoring to this agreement India is allowed to draw 1.82 Cusecs of water from Feni to the border town of Sabroom to augment the water supplies for the town.

The last agreement signed between India and Bangladesh was in sharing of Ganga waters in 1996- the Farakka and the agreement is still holding good.

China-India Informal Summit-Wuhan 2.0 October 2019 in India is a non-event.

Paper No. 6503                   Dated 5-Oct-2019

By Dr Subhash Kapila

Chinese President Xi Jinping-Indian PM Modi meet scheduled outside Chennai, India on October 10-13 2019 as a follow-up to Wuhan Informal Summit in China is headed to be a ‘Non-Event’ rich in optics but low in substance as China’s recent geopolitical stances on issues of concern to India have been adversarial.

Nepal and the Indo-Pacific Strategy:

Paper No. 6495 .                 Dated 16-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Bhutan:Sunkosh Mega Project- Problems Involved:

Paper no. 6489              Dated 8- Sept-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

In the world today, the controversy between big dams versus small dams, between economic development and environmental protection has not been solved as yet.  Bhutan is no exception with its ambitious 2560 mega reservoir project on the Sun kosh River and its Government sees the project as one of financial and political benefit to the country.

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