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Concept.png Ambassador/Bhutan
Ambassadors to the Indian puppet state of Bhutan, mostly represented by their Ambassador to India.

Bhutan has diplomatic relations with 54 of 193 member states of the United Nations and the European Union.[1][2]

India has a tight grip on Bhutan, and previously considered the kingdom a protected state.[3][4] Bhutan's limited number of such relations, including the absence of formal relations with any of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, is part of a deliberate isolationist policy of limiting foreign influence in the state.[3]

Diplomatic relations

Bhutan has embassies in Bangladesh, Belgium, India, Kuwait, Australia and Thailand.[1] Conversely, only Bangladesh, India, and Kuwait have embassies in Thimphu. Moreover, Denmark has a representative office in Thimphu.[5]

Other countries, like Canada, are represented through their ambassador to India.


An example

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Canadian Ambassador to Bhutan


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  4. Bedjaoui, Mohammed (1991), International Law: Achievements and Prospects, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, pp. 51–, ISBN 92-3-102716-6: "The Treaty of Friendship of 8 August 1949 between Bhutan and India is an example of the creation of a protected State, Bhutan, with a quite loose relationship to the protecting State, India. By the terms of this Treaty of Friendship, Bhutan agreed to follow the guidance given by India in so far as external relations were concerned. India was not granted the power to exercise diplomatic rights on behalf of Bhutan and this way Bhutan remained in charge of its foreign policy."