India’s top officials visiting Bhutan

The government of India is sending its representatives to Thimphu right after the new government starts business to ensure Tshering Tobgay remains faithful to the interests of India.

India’s National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon and newly appointed Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh will visit Bhutan from Thursday. During their three-day in Bhutan, they are scheduled to host discussion with Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk and other top officials of the country.

According to statement from India’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they are also scheduled to hold talks with Foreign Minister Rinzin Dorji and leader of opposition Dr Pema Gyamtsho.

The statement says, their tour is part of the traditional exchange of high-level visits between the two countries.

The visit will also work towards finding appropriate dates for Tobgay’s India visit.

Singh had said last week that India and Bhutan share a unique relationship which has always been characterised by mutual trust and confidence.

“We are working closely with the new government of Bhutan to continue to consolidate our privileged partnership,” she said, adding “unfortunate technical lapse” resulted in the disruption of the supply of subsidised gas and kerosene.

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