India PM arrives in Bhutan; receives guard of honor


Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, arrived in Bhutan on Sunday in his two-day state visit. Special military aircraft carrying the Indian PM landed at Paro Airport at around 11:30 a.m. Bhutan Standard Time.

Indian PM receives guard of honor upon his arrival in Bhutan (Picture courtesy: Kuensel)
Indian PM receives guard of honor upon his arrival in Bhutan
(Picture courtesy: Kuensel)

Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, received the Indian delegation comprising Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval, and foreign secretary, Sujatha Singh. At least eight media persons have accompanied the delegation.

PM Modi’s cavalcade en route to the capital was cheered and welcomed by thousands of students,  citizens and civil servants lined-up at various places.

Prime Ministers of both the countries discussed a wide range of issues including border dispute, hydropower and bilateral relationship among others, in their meeting, according to reports.

PM Tobgay said in his Tweet: “Very good discussions with PM @narendramodi He declared B4B: that Bharat is there for Bhutan, ready to support in all our endeavors.”

Upon his arrival at Paro Airport, Modi received guard of honor followed by another at the Royal palace in Thimphu. Several Indian media have been covering this visit live from Bhutan.

Modi also called King Jigme Khesar and the Queen later in the afternoon. At around 6:30 p.m., he inaugurated newly constructed building of the Supreme Court of Bhutan.

Prime Minister Modi is scheduled address a joint session of National Assembly and National Council, and lay foundation stone of one 600 MW hydroelectric project before flying back to New Delhi.

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