China now claims Bhutan’s territory, Thimphu counters Beijing’s move

India Today | Jun 29, 2020 at 6:52 PM
  • In yet another new move to claim land in Bhutan, China at the 58th meeting of the Global Environment Facility Council tried to “oppose” funding to a project for the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Bhutan saying that it was “disputed” territory.
  • Bhutan did not have a direct representative and was represented by an Indian IAS officer Aparna Subramani from the World Bank in-charge of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka.
  • Bhutan rejected China’s claims and the council adopted the funding for Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary.