PM Tobgay off to India


Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has arrived in the Indian capital New Delhi on his first foreign trip after assuming his office.

PM Tobgay with Rahul Gandhi (Picture : Internet)
PM Tobgay with Rahul Gandhi (Picture : Internet)

The Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs, Ratanjit Pratap Narain Singh, and his team received the Bhutanese Prime Minister in New Delhi.

Media reports from Delhi confirmed that the Prime Minister has already met Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, and Vice-President of Indian National Congress, Rahul Gandhi.

“Thank you for the many good wishes. Am happy to report that Delhi visit and meetings with leaders here proceeding well,” PM Tobgay twitted from Delhi.

Meanwhile, Tobgay is scheduled to call on Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh for finalizing India’s assistance to Bhutan’s 11th five-year-plan before flying to Hyderabad, where he will visit the IT parks.

While in India, the Prime Minister will also call on the Governor of Andra Pradesh, ESL Narasimhan.

He is accompanied by his wife Tashi Doma, Minister for Foreign Affairs Rinzin Dorji, and senior government officials.

Tobgay will return home on September 4.