India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (june 16) concluded his two-day visit to the Himalayan Kingdom.
Narendra Modi waves next to his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay before his departure at the airport at Paro in Bhutan.(Source: Reuters)
Narendra Modi met Bhutanese children in Thimphu before making his way to the airport.
Modi assured Bhutan on Sunday (June 15) of India's support during his first trip abroad, a move seen as an attempt to assert his country's influence in south Asia where China is steadily making inroads. (Source: Reuters)
Narendra Modi waves to the Bhutanese people in Thimphu. (Source: Reuters)
Declaring India’s commitment to good neighbourly relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday sent out a clear message that a ‘strong and prosperous’ India can help smaller countries in the region.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the National Assembly in Thimphu, Bhutan on Monday. (Source: PTI)
Narednra Modi, who wrapped up his two-day visit to the Himalayan country, assured Bhutan that all the commitments made by earlier governments would be implemented by his government. (Source: PTI)
He said that change in government will not alter the dynamics of Indo-Bhutan ties, as he vowed to further deepen the relationship through certain new proposals like organising joint sports events between Bhutan and India’s northeastern states and setting up a Himalaya University for joint research. (Source: PTI)
Addressing a joint session of Bhutan’s Parliament, Narendra Modi emphasised that the ties between the two countries were historic and the doors to their “hearts” were open to each other. (Source: PTI)
Embarking on his first foreign visit since taking over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bhutan on Sunday (June 15) to cement India's "unique and special relationship" with Bhutan and his thrust to make the ties more effective. (Source: PTI)
A grand welcome was accorded to him by the Bhutanese government which rolled out a red carpet and gave a ceremonial guard of honour to him. (Source: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being accorded traditional welcome on his arrival at the Paro International Airport in Bhutan. (Source: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremonial welcomed on his arrival at the Paro International Airport in Bhutan. (Source: PTI)
Modi, accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, NSA Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh, was received at the Paro airport by Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and several of his Cabinet colleagues. (Source: PTI)
The Prime Minister drove down from Paro to Thimphu, a distance of about 50 kms, traversing through the picturesque mountainous ranges. Common people, including children, in colourful attire lined up most of the road between Paro and Thimphu, waving Indian and Bhutanese flags. (Source: PTI)
Before embarking on the two-day visit, Modi said Bhutan was a "natural choice" as his first foreign destination because of the "unique and special relationship". (Source: PTI)
The fact that the Prime Minister chose Bhutan as his first foreign destination assumes significance since China has lately intensified efforts to woo it and establish full- fledged diplomatic ties with Thimphu. (Source: PTI)