PM Modi On Two Day Visit To Bhutan

Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, on the 17th of August, went to Bhutan for a two day visit.  He will be in Bhutan on the 17th and 18th of August.

PM Modi reached the Paro International Airport on the 17th of August, where Dr. Lotay Tshering and other officials of the Bhutan Government welcomed Modi.



This is the first visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after becoming the Prime Minister of India again in 2019, whereas, second till date. the PM of India and coming back to power and second visit till now.

Before departing from India, PM Modi, in his departure statement, said, “India Bhutan partnership forms an important pillar of New Delhi’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and expressed confidence that his two day trip will promote the time tested ties between the two countries.”

After reaching Bhutan, PM Modi, on the 17th of August, visited the Simtokha Dzong, a monastery built by Ngawang Namgyal.

Later, PM addressed the people with Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan and Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the former King of Bhutan and held talks with his Bhutanese counterpart.

On the 18th of August, Prime Minister Modi will visit the National Memorial Chorten, following which, he will attend a cultural performance at Buddhist monastery Tashichho Dzong,which has been hosted specially for PM Modi.  Later in the day, Modi will address the students at the Royal University of Bhutan.

During the visit, Modi will also sign 10 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs,) related to education and other industries, between Bhutan and India.  He will also inaugurate the Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Power Plant and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) built earth station in Thimphu on the 18th of August.

Mr. Modi is expected to return to India on the 19th of August.

Stay tuned for further updates.


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