In the wake of massacre of tribals in Assam by the anti-talks NDFB(S), Home Minister Rajnath Singh has requested External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to seek help from Bhutan to tackle the banned militant group.
It is a challenge to guard the country's borders with Nepal and Bhutan, and anti-social elements here are hard to detect as there is "no restriction" on the cross-border movement of people, Union Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said.
The Sports Ministry has launched Himalayan Region Sports Festival for the region covering the North Eastern states of the country besides Nepal and Bhutan. The idea was first mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to a joint session of the Bhutanese Parliament in June earlier this year.
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Assam on November 29, the ULFA (Independent) today demanded that Centre provides information about 26 cadres, allegedly missing since the operation against ULFA in Bhutan in 2003.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, returning from a two-day state visit to Bhutan, described it as "one of my most memorable visits abroad" and said he was confident that Bhutan would not do anything that was inimical to Indian security interests.
President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday observed that tourism will get a further boost in Bhutan with the latter designating the year 2015 as "Visit Bhutan Year" and wished success to the Bhutanese government in this regard.
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.