India Bhutan education

India and Bhutan are poised to enhance their collaboration in the education sector. Both nations express their commitment to shaping their partnership. Additionally, they have reaffirmed their intention to further strengthen cooperation in innovative domains like digital technology, start-ups, and STEM fields.

India and Bhutan collaborate in the Education Sector

Recognizing the significant role played by Indian educators in enhancing STEM education in Bhutan, India and Japan have reached an agreement. They plan to expand their partnership in the field of education. As per the joint declaration, both parties have committed to strengthening vibrant ties.

Visit of Bhutan’s Prime Minister

Bhutan’s Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay, accompanied by his wife, Tashi Doma, visited India recently. They were invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They visited between March 14 and 18. This visit marks Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay’s inaugural international visit since assuming office in January 2024. The Bhutanese delegation expressed gratitude for the Indian government’s assistance in developing sports infrastructure within Bhutan.

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The statement further emphasized the mutual commitment of both parties to enhance and solidify connections. This was most encouraged in the realm of youth and sports development.

Efforts in Space Technology

They also praised the collaborative efforts between the two nations in the space technology sector. Special emphasis was given to the recent endeavors. This included a technical capacity-building program on remote sensing technology. It was organized by the Indian Space Research Organization for the Royal Government of Bhutan. Additionally, they expressed satisfaction with the development of the Joint Plan of Action on Space Cooperation.

Funding for Bhutan

India and Japan also expressed appreciation for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding regarding concessionary financing. It amounted to INR 1500 crores and was presented to the Royal Government of Bhutan for GyalSung. This was Bhutan’s National Service Program. This initiative was initiated by the King of Bhutan. It aimed at fostering leadership among the youth of Bhutan. It also focused on enhancing the management skills of the youth.

India’s Commitment to Bhutan’s Development

According to the statement, Prime Minister Modi reaffirmed India’s unwavering commitment to collaborating with Bhutan. India wishes to support them in their journey towards achieving high-income status. This aligns with the vision of Bhutan’s Prime Minister. The priorities of the Bhutanese people and government are also safeguarded.

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The two prime ministers recognized the strong and exemplary bonds of friendship between India and Bhutan. It would serve as a pillar of strength for both nations and the broader region.

Meetings and Discussions

During his visit, Bhutan’s Prime Minister, paid a visit to President Droupadi Murmu. He conversed with Prime Minister Modi. They discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation and regional matters of shared interest. Furthermore, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy Shri RK Singh, along with National Security Advisor Shri Ajit Doval, also met with him.


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