Bhutan national day in Guwahati

Guwahati: Insurgency in Assam becoming a thing of the past, Guwahati will host on Friday the national day of Bhutan, with a message that the two neighbouring entities are mutually inseparable.

“Over 70 per cent of Bhutan’s boundary with India is actually with Assam. People on both sides have age-old ties that we want to renew and strengthen for mutual benefit. That exactly is why we are celebrating our national day tomorrow in Guwahati for the first time,” said Dasho Tshering Wangda, the Bhutanese Consul-General for Eastern India located in Kolkata.

The Bhutanese diplomat in fact would rather not recall the Royal Bhutanese Army’s Operation All Clear to flush out ULFA and National Democratic Front of Bodoland militants.

Also on the cards is a Bhutanese Consulate in Guwahati.