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.
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.
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.
Embarking on his first foreign visit since taking over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Sunday to cement India`s "unique and special relationship" with Bhutan and his thrust to make the ties more effective.
Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Bhutan starting June 15, his first visit abroad after assuming office as the Prime Minister, is being seen as a clear challenge to China which has been slowly making inroads into the Himalayan kingdom.