Bhutan and India will hold the third round of Development Cooperation Talks here tomorrow for Bhutan's 11th Five Year Plan during which Indian aid of Rs 45 billion would be discussed and 50 proposed projects would be reviewed.
China and Bhutan will hold the 22nd round of boundary talks in Beijing from Thursday to resolve the issue of disputed land, which also borders India`s northeastern states of Sikkim and Arunanchal Pradesh.
With about five new HIV-positive cases detected every month in Bhutan, the country recorded 34 more HIV-positive cases between December last and June this year, taking the total number of detected cases to 380.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will leave for Bangladesh on Wednesday on her first stand-alone visit abroad after assuming office with India expected to raise its concerns over illegal migration and Dhaka likely to raise the land boundary agreement and Teesta water treaty.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday expressed concern over the likely adverse downstream impact in Assam of the 600-MW Kholongchu Hydro-electric dam project in Bhutan to be built under a India-Bhutan joint venture.
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.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy said Monday that Prime MinisterNarendra Modi`s trip to Bhutan had a strategic content to it, and added that the country has always been a great supporter of India.
Playing down its unsuccessful bid to establish diplomatic ties with Bhutan, China on Monday said it is glad to see New Delhi and Thimphu develop their relations further during the just-concluded visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
People of Bhutan do not clap as a congratulatory gesture as they believe that clapping is done only to ward off evil spirits. But Monday they made an exception for Indian prime minister Narendra Modi who gave a rousing speech at the joint session of Bhutanese Parliament.
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.