The Bhutanese economy is closely aligned with India's through strong trade and monetary links and dependence on India's financial assistance. Therefore, every fluctuation in the Indian economy have its direct implication on the Bhutanese economy. Since 70 percent of our imports are from India, the rise and fall of price for the goods first begins in India, then the news shifts to Bhutan before the facing the proportionate consequences.
The recent price hike in Petrol is one such example and people in the two countries react differently.
|While Inidans were busy protesting against the hike,|
|Our Bhutanese were trying to save some by refilling the tank before hike.|
|More disgusting when, effigy of the Head of Govt is burnt...,|