While the nation remains trapped in the evolution of the Doklam tray, we do not say enough about our relationship with cis himalayais United, Nepal and Bhutan, which are an essential part of our defense’s bow in any major confrontation with China.
This column recently explored in depth the perspective of complex Nepal in India, in light of the blockade that the Modi government has launched several months between December 2015, which completely canceled the goodwill that Modi to visit in June 2014 this country could have won for us.
In this part of the opinion, I would like to talk about our relations with sumptuous Bhutan, a country that has stopped maintaining the best relations with us.
Little-known points of friction with Bhutan have emerged, such as Nepal, the Indian government’s molecules after the initial heat rise when Modi has made Bhutan the first country he visited to become prime minister.
Bhutan has traditionally looked to the south of India, not to the north to Tibet and China. This has its roots in history, extended to more than 500 years. In 1616 Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the head of the prestigious Ralung monastery in Tibet, found himself in danger in his conflict with the sovereign Tsangpa local.
Zhabdrung decided to take off north of Mongolia and claims that his own command but a bhoutanien visit monk convinced him to instead consider “putting his horse’s head south” to cross the pass at the top gassa in the territory of Bhutan .
The legend tells that Zhabdrung had a dream that night saw a crow flies south and took it as a premonition to determine its desired direction. And as he said, a raven appeared upstairs and Zhabdrung accompanied all the way to Gassa.
Zhabdrung continued to establish the Drukpa Kagyu school of Buddhism as the dominant religion in Bhutan and in the process practically created the nation of Bhutan.
During the next half millennium to this day, Zhabdrung and his later incarnations have had spiritual authority in Bhutan, sometimes in harmony with temporal authority and sometimes against.
The problem was finally solved when the fourth king of Bhutan in the 21st century declared the realization of the Zhabdrung, combining the temporal and spiritual authority of a person.
The southern orientation of the bhoutanien mind at least from the time of the first Zhabdrung was reinforced by the repeated invasions of Tibet – at least ten between 1617 and 1735 – which led the Bhutanese to distrust their neighbors to the north and trust In what is to the south.
Therefore, the only war that the Bhutanese lost in Tibet when the Tibetan leader had the support of the Chinese. Bhutanese are not likely to forget that when they put India and China in balance. The horse’s head is still facing south!