• There was some prior working agreement between Bhutan and British India, signed in 1865.
  • It was the agreement signed on 1910 at Punakha Dzong.
  • Under the Treaty of Punakha, Britain guaranteed Bhutan’s independence and took control of Bhutanese foreign relations.
  • It also affirmed Bhutanese independence as one of the few Asian kingdoms, never conquered by a regional or colonial power.