No Chinese village in Bhutan: Bhutanese envoy to WION

Written By: Sidhant Sibal WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: Nov 20, 2020, 01.23 PM(IST)

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Bhutan's envoy to India, Maj Gen Vetsop Namgyel in response to a WION question said, "There is no Chinese village inside Bhutan."

Bhutan has dismissed reports of Chinese villages being inside the country after a Chinese journalist posted pictures of a "new village" in Doklam.

Bhutan's envoy to India, Maj Gen Vetsop Namgyel in response to a WION question said, "There is no Chinese village inside Bhutan."

A Chinese state media journalist had posted pictures of a new village, whose location was near the site of the 2017 India China standoff. He later deleted the tweet.

Doklam, a Bhutanese territory is at the trijunction of India, Bhutan, and China. Chinese forces were trying to construct a road in that region sparking a 2-month long stand-off that year. 

Earlier this year, China staked a claim on Sakteng Wildlife sanctuary in Eastern Bhutan. This was promptly dismissed by Thimphu.

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