In a statement, Bhutan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that since June 24, 2020, there have been several news articles published in India alleging that Bhutan has blocked water Tunnels that supply irrigation water to Assam farmers in Baksa and Udalguri districts in Assam (India) adjoining the country’s Samdrup jongkhar district.
According to Bhutan statement release hours after Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, in a late night tweet, termed the media information as incorrect and said that the actual reason was natural Disaster blockage.
the statement issued by Bhutan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Facebook Assam’s Baksa and Udalguri districts have been benefitting from the water sources in Bhutan (Neighbouring country) for many decades and they continue to do so even during the present difficult times when we are faced with the COVID- 19 pandemic.
The people of Bhutan nation, especially those living along the borders of Assam (India), deeply value their age-old ties of friendship and cooperation with the people of India, particularly their close neighbors across the borders in Assam (India) and West Bengal (India), it said, adding that such ties of friendship, cooperation and support must continue and be reinforced during these difficult times.
PM MODI’S 2019 BHUTAN VISIT
During the visit, Modi held a comprehensive discussion with Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering and reviewed the current status of the bilateral relationship.The two countries also signed 10 Memorandums of Undertaking (MoUs) to furth… boost the ties, with Modi having said that “Bhutan has a special place in the heart of 130 crores [1.3 billion] Indians?’
India and Bhutan have a strong historical, cultural, and economic relationship.With the intent of infusing a strong bound of equality in the bilateral relationship, India under the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government (Congress) decided in 2007 to amend the 1949 Treaty of Peace and Friendship, paving the way for Bhutan to act independently in foreign and defense affairs with Neighbouring.
During the Doklam crisis between India and China in 2017, when Bhutan fully supported India’s stand, refusing to accept an offer of $10 billion from China as economic assistance. More to the point, India’s increased efforts to improve ties with Bhutan lies in the fact that any deal between Thimphu and Beijing on the Doklam issue will pose serious security challenges for India.
Bhutan is NOT Blocking River Water to India Bhutan is NOT Blocking River Water to India