Thimphu: Today is the second day of PM Modi's visit to Bhutan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address students at the prestigious Royal University of Bhutan today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also visit the National Memorial today. Earlier on Saturday, PM Modi launched the RuPay card in Bhutan and signed nine agreements. Under one of these agreements, the Indian Space Institute will build a earth station at ISRO Thimphu.
In addition, a power purchase agreement was also signed between the two countries. Prime Minister Modi arrived in Bhutan on Saturday on a two-day official visit. Prime Minister Modi will hold discussions with Bhutanese leaders here to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted, "Modi and Bhutan's PM Lotte Tsering jointly launched the RuPay card to bring together the economy and people of the two countries. This will facilitate the citizens of both nations."
The two countries signed a power purchase agreement for the Mangdechu hydroelectric power plant. In a tweet, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, PM Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart jointly inaugurated the 720 MW Mangdechu Hydroelectric Power Plant. Under an agreement, the SATCOM network will be set up in Thimphu. In a tweet, Raveesh Kumar said, PM Modi and Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotte Yttering jointly inaugurated the Ground Earth Station and the SATCOM network.