New Delhi: Soon after China got into altercation with India and Nepal due to border disputes, Bhutan has also fallen prey to the expansionist agenda of the Communist country.
During the recent virtual meeting of Global Environment Facility (GEF) in June, China objected to the grants issued to Bhutan for its Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) and claimed the location as disputed.
China in the past few weeks has been aggressively trying to alter the existing borders with India in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh leading to violent standoff between the two countries at Galwan Valley.
The Bhutanese government has strongly opposed the objection made by China questioning the sovereignty and the territorial right of Bhutan on Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary.
China has had a border dispute with Bhutan since 1984 related to three areas in the Himalayan Kingdom – Jakarlung, Pasamlung areas and West Bhutan.