Modi completes Bhutan tour

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Thimphu after completing his two-day state visit to Bhutan during which he held talks with the Bhutanese leaders to further deepen the bilateral ties.

“Thank you Bhutan! It was a memorable visit. The affection I have received from the people of this wonderful nation can never be forgotten. There were many programmes which I had the honour of taking part in. The outcomes of the visit will enhance bilateral ties,” PM Modi said just before his departure from Bhutan.

PM Modi arrived in Bhutan on Saturday. This was his second visit to the country and the first since his re-election in May this year. He addressed parliamentarians and students at the Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu and spoke on the bond between India and Bhutan. 

He said: “In any part of the world, if we ask the question what do you associate with Bhutan, the answer will be the concept of Gross National Happiness. I am not surprised. Bhutan has understood the essence of happiness.” 

Modi while in Thimphu inaugurated 720 Mangdechhu hydropower project and initiated official engagement for most controversial Sankosh hydropower project. Sunkosh, which has the potential to generate over 2,500MW of power is the priority for the government currently.

Several other bilateral projects were also signed.

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