Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, on a state visit to Bhutan, Saturday described ties between them as an "exemplary bilateral relationship between neighbouring countries" and said the two governments shared confidence and trust that they would remain "sensitive...to each other's concerns and vital interests".
India on Friday said Bhutan and its security is "intricately interlinked" and it is important for the two neighbours to be sensitive to each other's concerns, as President Pranab Mukherjee held wide-ranging talks with the Bhutanese leadership.
President Pranab Mukherjee has described the visit by two top Indian leaders - Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his own - to Bhutan within a year as "an important signal" of India's sincere desire to promote good neighbourly relations in South Asia and the importance attached to Bhutan.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee's two-day visit to Bhutan just five months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sojourn is "rare" and shows the importance the two countries attach to each other, a Bhutanese daily said Friday.
For the second time in five months, Bhutan pulled out all stops to demonstrate its special feelings for India with President Pranab Mukherjee, who has come here on a state visit, being given a rousing ceremonial welcome that dates back to antiquity and that had half of the Bhutanese capital out on the streets.
Bhutan`s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay on Monday said his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi`s visit to his country was a "success" and the Bhutanese people were fortunate to host the new Indian premier.
With visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being a strict vegetarian, the Bhutanese government and the hotel he is staying in here are serving more vegetarian dishes as well as some Gujarati dishes.
In comments that may be seen as reference to China and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night said having a good neighbour is important for a country`s happiness and in its absence a nation cannot live in peace despite prosperity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said though government in India has changed, Bhutan remains a priority for New Delhi and it will strengthen further the relations between both the South-Asian nations after reaching here, his first foreign destination since he took over.
Embarking on his first foreign visit since taking over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Bhutan on Sunday to cement India`s "unique and special relationship" with this SAARC country and his thrust to make the ties more effective.
Home Minister P Chidambaram
on Saturday had a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Rehman
Malik, as he said terrorism posed the most significant
"existential challenge" to peace and security in South Asia.