Indian PM returns homes; remains mum on refugee issue


Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Monday returned home from his two-day trip to Bhutan, his first foreign visit after assuming his office.

Indian PM Narendra Modi
Indian PM Narendra Modi

While in Thimphu, he called on the King, Jigme Khesar, and Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, and held discussions on various bilateral issues.

He also inaugurated the Supreme Court building funded by the Government of India, and also laid a foundation stone of one 600 MW hydroelectric project.

Prior returning home, PM Modi also addressed a joint sessions of the Bhutanese parliaments. In his address, the Indian Prime Minister praised the monarchy, democratic practices and the bilateral ties that Bhutan and India enjoy.

Despite of mounting pressures from various social media, Modi didn’t utter a word on the plight of the Bhutanese refugees.

PM Modi was accompanied by Union external affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, national security advisor Ajit Doval and foreign secretary Sujatha Singh.

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