Prime Minister Narendra Modi Says, His Talks With Bhutanese Leadership Will Add More Vigour To India-Bhutan Friendship.

March 23, 2024 9:20 PM.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to Delhi this afternoon after concluding his two-day state visit to Bhutan. In a special gesture, King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck accompanied by Bhutan Prime Minister accorded a warm send off to Mr Modi at the airport.

In a social media post, Prime Minister Modi said he is honoured by the special gesture by the King of Bhutan. He termed his Butan visit as very special as he had the opportunity to meet the King and Butan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. He added that their talks will add even more vigour to the India-Bhutan friendship. He also expressed gratitude to have been conferred the Order of the Druk Gyalpo.

He also thanked the people of Bhutan for their warmth and hospitality, saying that India will always be a reliable friend and partner for Bhutan.

Earlier today, Mr Modi and Mr Tobgay inaugurated the Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Mother and Child Hospital, a state-of-the-art hospital in Thimphu, built with the assistance of the Government of India. The development of the 150 – bedded Gyaltsuen Jetsun Pema Wangchuk Mother and Child Hospital has been supported by India in two phases.

The Phase one of the Hospital was constructed at a cost of 22 Crore rupees and is operational since 2019. The construction of the second phase was taken up in 2019, as part of the 12th Five Year Plan at a cost of 119 Crore rupees and is completed now. The newly constructed Hospital would add value to the quality of mother and child health services in Bhutan.