This book makes a comprehensive study of India’s relations with Bhutan, governed by the Treaty of 1949. Going deep into history, it discusses at length the geographical and military strategic position of Bhutan and the establishment of its commercial relations with British India.
It further examines the contribution of India towards modernization of Bhutan in the fields of agriculture, education, road and communication, power, health and industry. Taking a close look at political linkage between India and Bhutan, it analyses India’s efforts to make Bhutan internationally recognized. The China factor in Indo-Bhutan relations has been studied as well.