- Aug 20, 2010
No. We did the opposite of what I am suggesting here and that's why it was a disaster. Till Nepal was a Hindu monarchy, Christianity and Islamic conversions were under strict watch. The moment the secular democracy system came in, missionaries and maulvis had a free ride into Nepali society, and the Chinese propped up the communists who sided with the social invaders.We tried that with the Nepal monarchy and it turned out to be a disaster.
Bhutanese people are very pro-monarchy and the monarch is very pro-India. This means we should help the king consolidate power and topple democracy. Returning Bhutan to its old status in exchange for their loyalty to us is important. Otherwise, the only option would be to do a referendum as it happened in my state.
Can PM Modi ji annex Bhutan as a new state of India? More importantly, would be want to?