Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday flagged off the Indo-Bhutan Friendship Car Rally 2016 at Tawang, on the border with China.
The rally will culminate in Bhutanese capital Thimpu, a distance of more than 1000 km.
The rally is organised by the International Friendship Car Rally Association (IFCRA) and supported by the state’s tourism department and Bhutan India Friendship Association (BIFA), an official report informed.
The rally, having a theme ‘Reconnect and strengthen the age-old historical linkage, cultural and linguistic affinities between Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan’, will have more than 20 participants from Australia, Portugal, Bhutan, and India.
The rally is the biggest motorsports event in eastern India and one of the only three international rallies held in the Indian sub-continent.