Top Bhutan honour for PM Modi: ‘transforming ancient civilisation to dynamic tech centre’

Syllabus: GS-II; Subject: International Relations  Topic: India and its neighborhood Issue: India-Bhutan relationship

Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bhutan.

Highlights of the visit:

  • PM Modi was honoured with Bhutan’s highest civilian award, the Order of the Druk Gyalpo.
  • Establishment of two proposed rail links:Kokrajhar-Gelephu link and Banarhat-Samtse link.
  • Several other agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) were exchanged.
  • +1 advantage for mains(Statement): “India and Bhutan enjoy long-standing and exceptional ties characterised by utmost trust, goodwill, and mutual understanding at all levels.”
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