Bhutan is going to be the first neighbourhood destination for Prime Minister Narendra Modi after coming to power for the second time.
Modi will visit Bhutan on August 17 & 18.
In fact this will be the first visit of Modi to Bhutan since the China-India military face-off in 2017 at Doklam that was triggered by an intrusion by Chinese troops into India’s territory.
This is strategically also very important as China, in recent years, has been trying to woo Bhutan, seeking to open an embassy in the country, which has diplomatic missions from India, Bangladesh and Kuwait.
New Delhi and Thimphu are likely to sign four to five memorandum of understanding (MoU)s during Modi’s visit and some major announcements are expected.