Bhutan's security scenario

@article{Kharat2004BhutansSS,
  title={Bhutan's security scenario},
  author={Rajesh S. Kharat},
  journal={Contemporary South Asia},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={171 - 185}
}
  • Rajesh S. Kharat
  • Published 1 June 2004
  • Political Science, Economics
  • Contemporary South Asia
This paper examines the limitations and prospects of the security of Bhutan, a landlocked buffer state between India and China, and a country that is geographically very small and poor in economic development. Normally, a country would like to have various options to provide national security, and diplomacy to protect its sovereign status and national boundaries. However, Bhutan is largely isolated from the outside world, suffers from poor internal communications, and continues with the… 

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