Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced today that India will contribute Rs 4500 crore for Bhutan’s 12th 5-year plan.
Prime Minister Modi made this announcement after holding delegation level talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Dr. Lotay Tshering at Hyderabad House.
Prime Minister Modi congratulated the Bhutanese government for successfully holding third general elections in the country.
PM Modi said that Dr. Tshering has told him about his “narrowing the gap” vision for his country which is similar to his “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas” vision. PM Modi said that he has assured Bhutanese PM of India’s cooperation.
PM Modi said that Bhutan will soon launch RuPay card which will help strengthen “people-to-people” ties between the two nations.
PM Modi also said that ISRO is constructing ground station in Bhutan which will help Bhutan to provide weather information, tele-medicine and disaster relief in remote areas of the country.
Dr. Lotay Tshering said that PM Modi was the first head of government to call him after his election victory. He said that the main purpose of his visit is to appreciate India Bhutan relation.
“PM Modi is personally committed to support us,” Dr. Lotay Tshering. PM Modi is helping us, especially Bhutanese traders impacted by implementation of GST,” Dr. Tshering added.
“It’s the Modi factor which is bringing dynamic shift,” Bhutanese PM added.
Earlier in the day PM Narendra Modi welcomed Dr Lotay Tshering during the Ceremonial Reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan.