Live Updates: PM Modi Welcomed By Indian Diaspora In Bhutan

During his visit, PM Modi is expected to sign 10 MoUs in fields like education amongst others. Five inaugurations are also expected to take place, including the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant and the ISRO-built earth station in Thimphu.

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Live Updates: PM Modi Welcomed By Indian Diaspora In Bhutan

This is PM Modi's second visit to Bhutan and the first since his re-election.

New Delhi: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a red-carpet welcome as he arrived in Bhutan on Saturday on a two-day state visit during which he will hold talks with Bhutanese leaders to further deepen the bilateral ties. This is PM Modi's second visit to Bhutan and the first since his re-election.

During his visit, PM Modi is expected to sign 10 MoUs in fields like education amongst others. Five inaugurations are also expected to take place, including the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant and the ISRO-built earth station in Thimphu.

Ahead of his visit to the Himalyan nation, PM Modi had said that India-Bhutan partnership forms an important pillar of New Delhi's ''Neighbourhood First'' policy.

"India-Bhutan partnership today is of a special character and substance and forms an important pillar of Government of India's ''Neighbourhood First'' policy. I am confident that my visit will promote our time-tested and valued friendship with Bhutan and consolidate it further for the prosperous future and progress of the people of both our countries," he said in a pre-departure statement. 

Modi added that his visit to Bhutan in the beginning of the current term reflects the high importance that the Government attaches to India's relations with the Himalayan nation.

Here are the updates from PM Modi's visit to Bhutan:


Aug 17, 2019
17:25 (IST)
Happy to announce that we have launched RuPay card in Bhutan, PM Modi said
Aug 17, 2019
17:24 (IST)
"Who will not want a friend and a neighbour like Bhutan. It is an honour for us that India is a part of the development of Bhutan," PM Modi said
Aug 17, 2019
17:22 (IST)
Hydropower is a major sphere of cooperation between our countries, PM Modi said in a joint presser with Bhutan's Prime Minister
Aug 17, 2019
14:56 (IST)
Aug 17, 2019
13:33 (IST)
Aug 17, 2019
13:14 (IST)
Aug 17, 2019
12:40 (IST)
Aug 17, 2019
12:38 (IST)
PM Modi given red-carpet welcome in Bhutan

PM Modi received a red-carpet welcome as he arrived in Bhutan. This is Modi''s second visit to Bhutan and the first since his re-election.

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering received PM Modi at the airport. "As a gesture of extraordinary warmth and goodwill, PM welcomed by Bhutan PM Lotay Shering and other ministers," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Aug 17, 2019
09:33 (IST)
During his visit, PM Modi is expected to sign 10 MoUs in fields like education amongst others. Five inaugurations are also expected to take place, including the Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant and the ISRO-built earth station in Thimphu.
Aug 17, 2019
09:33 (IST)
Aug 17, 2019
09:32 (IST)
Ahead of his visit to the Himalyan nation, PM Modi had said that India-Bhutan partnership forms an important pillar of New Delhi's ''Neighbourhood First'' policy.
Aug 17, 2019
09:32 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left for a two-day visit to Bhutan. This is PM Modi's second visit to Bhutan and the first since his re-election.
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