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A new Trade Route between India and Bhutan

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A new Trade Route between India and Bhutan

  • India and Bhutan has jointly opened a new trade route between Jaigaon in West Bengal and Ahlay, Pasakha in Bhutan to set up a new and easy connectivity and it will also help to boost trade between India and Bhutan during the COVID-19 Virus pandemic.

Jaigaon-Ahlay route:

  • With opening new route, it will increase a movement of industrial raw materials and goods from India country to Pasakha Industrial Estate.
  • The trade route will play role as a key to boost the bilateral trade and commerce between India and Bhutan countries.
  • India has been as largest trading partner of Bhutan and also, in 2018, both nations have traded 9227 crores rupees.
  • Bhutan country imports such as mineral products, machinery and mechanical appliances, electrical equipments, base metals, vehicles, vegetable products, plastics and articles from India as per their requirements.
  • India is importing products such as electricity, portland cement, dolomite, timber and wood products, potatoes, cardamom and fruit from Bhutan country.

About Bhutan:
Prime Minister– Lotay Tshering
Capital– Thimphu
Currency– Bhutanese Ngultrum

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