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Modi is my adviser, adviser : Prime Minister of Bhutan

Taslima Jamal

Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay is very happy that Narendra Modi has become the Prime Minister of India for the third time in a row.

Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay is very happy that Narendra Modi has become the Prime Minister of India for the third time in a row. In an interview on Monday, Tobgay said that he considers Prime Minister Narendra Modi as his mentor and guru.

In the interview given to Indian media NDTV, ‘My relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very close and sincere. For this reason I always feel blessed and it is my fortune that he has given me advice, guidance on various issues at various times. I consider him as my guide and guru. What attracts me the most about him is that he is clear about his goals and committed to achieving them.’

‘Most importantly, I see him as my elder brother and in fact, I call him brother.’

Tshering Tobgay said that historically Bhutan’s relations with India have been friendly and this friendship has become closer during the last two terms of the Narendra Modi-led government. India and Bhutan are now partners on various issues of economic and bilateral interest.

The Prime Minister of Bhutan said that New Delhi and Thimphu have aimed to increase the commercial economy between the two countries to 1,500 crore rupees. Apart from this, a few days ago, Modi announced an aid package of 8,500 crore rupees for Bhutan. This money will be released step by step for expenditure on infrastructure, roads, bridges, education sector of Bhutan.

India’s northeastern state of Assam is located near the Indo-Bhutan border. On one side of the border is India, on the other side is the city of Gelefu in Bhutan. Modi recently offered full financial support for the city’s infrastructural development.

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