India and Bhutan share a unique bond of friendship since the war of Cooch Behar in 1772.
The Indo-Bhutan Treaty of 1949, signed at the historic place Darjeeling, made the strong foundation of bilateral relationship with the declaration “perpetual peace and friendship, free trade and commerce and equal justice to each other’s citizens”.

Bhutan - the country of “Thunder Dragon” – the mystic Himalayan Kingdom is the closest neighbor of India - with compatible geography, culture and religion roots. Both the countries enjoy independent sovereignty with an interdependent economy, trade & commerce.

However, any close relationship also requires continuous nurturing and caring. IBFA, Kolkata thus was established to promote and foster friendship between two great countries - and also to create strong platform for people to people contact – meaningful, continuous and seamless contact between people of all walks of life of both the countries.
The concept of an effective and dynamic Indo-Bhutan Friendship Association was crystallized through the initiatives of prominent citizens of Kolkata and with the undeterred guidance and encouragements from Dasho Tsring Wangda - the erstwhile Consul General of Royal Bhutan Consulate in Kolkata.

IBFA is now a dynamic friendship association to promote brotherhood of Bhutan and India.

Chief Patron

Dasho Tsring Wangda


Pratim Chowdhury
Pratim Chowdhury

Secretary General

Jay P Majumdar
Jay P Majumdar

  1. Second Edition of "The Golden Heritage" - the annual journal of IBFA, Kolkata was dedicated to the Royal Wedding of His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Jetsun Pema. It was released at Thimphu on 12th October, 2011 commemorating the Royal Wedding.

  2. IBFA Kolkata organized a reception at the Bhutan House (Mall Road, Kolkata) on 11 November 2011commemorating the official release of the 2nd edition of The Golden Heritage - amongst the presence of several dignitaries.

  3. Annual General Meeting of IBFA, Kolkata was held on 11, December, 2011 at Bhutan House, Mall Road Kolkata.

  4. National Day of the Kingdom of Bhutan will be celebrated on the 17th of December 2011 at Bhutan House. H. E. The Governor of West Bengal is expected to grace the occassion.



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