PM Modi Receives Bhutan’s ‘Order of the Druk Gyalpo’

PM Modi Receives Bhutan’s ‘Order of the Druk Gyalpo’ mind map
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PM Modi honored with Order of the Druk Gyalpo
India to aid Bhutan with Rs 10,000 crore
Award ceremony on 22 March 2024
Recognizes PM Modi's contribution to India-Bhutan friendship
Strengthening people-centric leadership
First foreign Head of Government to receive the honour
Dedicated to 140 crore Indians
Significance of award:
Bhutan's highest civilian award
Reflects strong bilateral ties
Ceremony in Thimphu, Bhutan
PM Narendra Modi:
Prime Minister of India
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck:
The Fifth King of Bhutan
PM Tshering Tobgay:
Prime Minister of Bhutan
Ceremony attended by royal family
Public welcome from Paro to Thimphu
Celebrates India-Bhutan friendship
Mutual trust and understanding
India's commitment to Bhutan's development
Background of China-Bhutan border dispute
India's security interests in Doklam tri-junction
Way Forward:
Enhanced rail and air connectivity proposals
Seven agreements/MoUs signed:
Petroleum, Oil, Lubricants supply
Food safety standards recognition
Energy efficiency and conservation
Youth and Sports cooperation
Promotion of Indian generic medicines
Space cooperation
Digital connectivity enhancement
Indian Context:
Largest recipient of India’s external aid
Rail links proposed between India and Bhutan
Support for Bhutan's 13th FYP
Development assistance for infrastructure and connectivity
Bhutan Context:
Landlocked country in South Asia
Capital: Thimphu
Currency: Ngultram
Language: Dzongkha
Treaty of Perpetual Peace and Friendship, 1949
Revised as India-Bhutan Friendship Treaty, 2007

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Bhutan’s highest civilian award, the ‘Order of the Druk Gyalpo’, marking a significant recognition of his efforts to bolster the friendship and cooperative ties between India and Bhutan. This event underscores the deep-rooted bonds of mutual respect, understanding, and shared interests between the two nations. It also highlights India’s commitment to support Bhutan’s development goals, including infrastructure development, connectivity enhancement, and collaboration in various sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, education, and energy efficiency. The award not only celebrates the personal leadership qualities of Prime Minister Modi but also represents a milestone in the rich history of India-Bhutan relations, reflecting a shared vision for peace, prosperity, and happiness in the region.

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