Question of The Day08-07-2020

Which two countries in India's neighbourhood are claiming Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary?

Answer

Correct Answer : d ) Bhutan and China

Explanation :

Recently during the 58th meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council, China has claimed that Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary as it lies in the disputed region. In contrast, Bhutan claims the sanctuary as part of its integral territory and national sovereignty.

The boundary dispute between Bhutan and China is regarding three major sectors- Pasamlung and Jakarlung in the north and Doklam in the west. Eastern Bhutan, where the sanctuary is located, was not mentioned during the boundary negotiations held between the two countries.

A total of 24 rounds of talks have been held between Bhutan and China from 1984 to 2016 to resolve boundary disputes, but the two countries have no formal diplomatic relations.

Hence, the correct answer is (d).

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