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Introduction- Himalaya kingdom of Bhutan and the republic of India have been closely together traditionally.  India and Bhutan shares same border and special relationship as well as both countries have had strong diplomatic ties for decades. Download free Android App
Bhutan has preserved its isolation from the outside world, staying out of international organization and maintaining few bilateral relations. In 1910, Bhutan became a protectorate of British India meaning that while it existed as separate entity, much of its foreign policy, economy and defense was controlled by the Britishers.
India and Bhutan
Bhutan is the largest beneficiary of India's foreign aid. In the 2012-2013 fiscal report India's contribution of Bhutan totaled up to 600 million USD in 2013-2016.
Some issues
Doklam issue--- In June 2017, Chinese Army Construction Party had entered the Doklam area and attempted to construct a road. Royal Bhutan Army patrol had attempted to dissuade them from this unilateral activity. Later Bhutan underlined that the construction of the road inside Bhutanese territory was a direct violation of the 1988 and 1998 agreement between Bhutan and China affected the process of demarcating the boundary between them two countries----since these developments India and Bhutan have been in continues contact, giving a view of India's role in Bhutan's security and matters of mutual interest.
2007 treaty-  Under the 2007 India-Bhutan friendship treaty, the two sides have agreed to cooperate closely with each other on issues relating to their national interests. The language of 2007 treaty is meant to respect the sensitivities of Bhutan regarding its sovereignly. But the reality is that the Indian military is virtually responsible for protecting Bhutan from the kind of external threats.
Current situation between India-Bhutan.- Both countries leaders are all set to hold talks. During the golden jubilee year of relationship, India Bhutan to hold discussion on issue of mutual interest, and advancing the exemplary ties of friendship for the benefit of both countries.