Indo-Bhutan bilateral ties
Indian PM Narendra Modi with Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering

Bhutan India Friendship Association (BIFA) has expressed great hopes that the bilateral ties and mutual understanding between the two nations would grow stronger than ever.

Secretary of BIFA, Ugen Rabten said, “We take the happy and auspicious occasion of the 72nd Republic Day to convey our regards to all citizens of India.”

He expressed his hope that the people of India would continue to enjoy greater peace, progress and prosperity.

“We hope the exceptional bonds between India and Bhutan would continue to grow ever stronger,” Rabten said.

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BIFA further reiterated the commitment of Bhutan towards India and said that the country has extended generous help to Indians especially in Datgiri and Hatisar areas along the Indo-Bhutan border during the lockdown period induced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Besides providing food items, currencies were also exchanged keeping in mind the crisis of the people during the lockdown,” Rabten said.

“Bhutan also facilitated the dredging of locked water canals along the border to save the people from flash floods,” the Bhutanese national said.

BIFA, a non-government organization of Bhutan, has been engaged in fostering mutual understanding and peaceful co-existence among people living across the border in both countries.

Shajid Khan

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