On the occasion of India’s 74th Republic Day, Dr. Lotay Tshering, PM Bhutan wished his Indian counterpart. He said it ‘is a truly special day for our friends in India”. “Today is a truly special day for our friends in India as you all celebrate the adoption of the constitution which created the world’s largest democracy. The day commemorates the sacrifice made by our friends and their forefathers who marched forward in unison into independence and free India’.
India and Bhutan share a unique and special relationship that is based on mutual trust, understanding and respect. India is committed to its special partnership with Bhutan and recognizes the importance of maintaining and strengthening the close ties between the two countries.
The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi thanked his Bhutan counterpart Dr. Lotay Tshering for his warm wishes on Republic Day.
India and Bhutan have a close and cooperative relationship in the fields of trade, tourism, hydro-power and other economic sectors. India is Bhutan’s largest trading partner and has been a significant source of development assistance to Bhutan. India has helped Bhutan in setting up several important infrastructure projects, including hydropower plants, highways, airports, and telecommunication facilities.
India is committed to supporting Bhutan’s efforts to diversify its economy and to become self-reliant. India has provided technical and financial assistance to Bhutan in various sectors, including agriculture, education, health, and industry. India has also supported Bhutan’s efforts to develop its tourism sector, which has become a major source of income for Bhutan.
The close relationship between India and Bhutan is also reflected in the regular exchange of high-level visits between the two countries. These visits provide opportunities for the leaders of the two countries to discuss issues of mutual interest and to deepen their understanding of each other’s views and concerns.
India’s commitment to its unique partnership with Bhutan is unwavering. The special relationship between the two countries is based on mutual trust, understanding, and respect and is guided by the special treaty of 1949. India recognizes the importance of maintaining and strengthening its close ties with Bhutan and is committed to supporting Bhutan’s efforts to become self-reliant and to diversify its economy. The close defense and security cooperation between the two countries reflects the depth of the relationship, and the regular exchange of high-level visits provides opportunities for the leaders of the two countries to discuss issues of mutual interest.