Thimpu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering held wide-ranging talks on Saturday. They reviewed the entire gamut of the bilateral relations and ways and means to further enhance it.
The two leaders had one to one as well as delegation-level exchanges. Later both the leaders launched various projects. They jointly inaugurated Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant at Simtokha Dzong here.
Delighted to meet my friend, @PMBhutan, Dr. Lotay Tshering.
We had a comprehensive meeting, where we deliberated on the relations between India and Bhutan.
There is great scope to further improve economic and cultural ties between our nations. pic.twitter.com/fm6JzpC9Hz
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 17, 2019
The leaders released a commemorative stamp to mark the 50 years of Indo-Bhutan hydro-power relations. Both the leaders also unveiled the Inauguration Plaque of the Ground Station for South Asian Satellite.
Prime Minister Modi launched RuPay Card in Bhutan by making a purchase at Simtokha Dzong.
India and Bhutan also signed 10 Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) in science, technology, engineering and maths and judicial sectors. Three MoUs were inked between Royal University of Bhutan and IITs of Mumbai, Kanpur, Delhi and NIIT, Silchar.
In the judicial sector, the MoUs were signed between National Law University, Bengaluru and Jigney Singhey School of Law and another between National Judicial Academy of Bhopal and National Legal Institute of Bhutan.
An MoU was also signed on aircraft accident and incident investigation between the two countries. For the cooperation in the space sector, ISRO signed an MoU with the Department of IT and Telecommunications of Bhutan.