Bhutan Prime Minister Begins Four-Day Visit to India

The Prime Minister (PM) of Bhutan, Dasho Tshering Tobgay, arrived in the capital of New Delhi for an official visit from March 14th to 18th. The PM met with Indian PM Narendra Modi at the PM’s residence, 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, for a bilateral meeting.

Tobgay’s visit to India is the first time the PM has traveled to a foreign country since his appointment to the position in January 2024.

The PM will also meet with Indian President Droupadi Murmu and Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar while in New Delhi and will also visit Mumbai.

The trip comes after Bhutan and India signed several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) on various areas on March 13th. The MoUs include promoting the trade of food and drugs, improving energy efficiency and conservation, and increasing trade and supply of Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants products between the two countries.

The visit also comes after recent satellite imagery showed that China increased infrastructure, such as housing and roadways, in Bhutanese territories it occupies in the country’s north.

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi shaking hands with Bhutanese PM Dasho Tshering Tobgay at Modi’s Residence on March 14th
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