Damthang is a town in Paro District in western Bhutan.[1] It is located 75 km from the Paro Airport at Paro, 120 km from national capital Thimpu.

Damthang is located in Bhutan
Location in Bhutan
Coordinates: 27°25′N 89°21′E / 27.417°N 89.350°E / 27.417; 89.350Coordinates: 27°25′N 89°21′E / 27.417°N 89.350°E / 27.417; 89.350
Country Bhutan
DistrictParo District
Time zoneUTC+6 (BTT)

It is the location of the base of Royal Bhutan Army's China-focused base to protect disputed pasture lands at Doklam (site of 2017 China–India border standoff on India-Bhutan-China tri-junction), Sinchulumpa, Charithang and Dramana, all of which are at a distance of 15 km as crow flies or a two-day trek for foot-mounted troops.[2] Indian Army has base at the Ha district headquarter, just 11 km south of Damthang.[2]

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  1. ^ "NGA GeoName Database". National Geospatial Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
  2. ^ a b Doklam disengagement: Sigh of relief in Bhutan but for its troops, fears remain, fingers crossed, Indian Express, 29 Aug 2017.

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