On his two-day visit the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, to Bhutan,perhaps one of India's most crucial allies vis-à-vis the China threat to the north-east region in general and Arunachal Pradesh in particular, he reaffirmed India's long-standing ties with the land-locked nation.
The importance India accords to Bhutan could be ascertained from the fact that Mr. Modi visited the Himalayan Kingdom in his first state visit after assuming office in 2014. Later, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also visited Bhutan after assuming office in 2019 as part of India ‘Neighbourhood First Policy”.
India signed 10 MoUs with Thimpu on Saturday,Mr. Modi’s first day of the visit to infuse new energy into the bilateral ties.
He inaugurated the 740 MW Mangdechhu hydroelectric power plant breathing energy into decades-long India-Bhutan Hydropower cooperation.