KP Sharma

New Delhi—Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay is on a three-day visit to India from June 9 to 11 to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister of India for a third term. The ceremony took place at the Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday evening.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, during the visit,  Lyonchhen will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Indian leaders to discuss matters of mutual interest.

Lyonchhen is accompanied by the minister for home affairs, Lyonpo Tshering, the minister for infrastructure and transport, Lyonpo Chandra Bdr Gurung, the cabinet secretary, the foreign secretary, and other senior government officials.

Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, who is in New Delhi, India, for the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, met with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina yesterday

Several leaders from neighbouring countries attended the oath ceremony.

Narendra Modi became the prime minister of India for the third term after his party, the BJP-led alliance, secured a majority of the seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament.

The BJP-led NDA crossed the majority mark by winning 293 seats in the Lok Sabha polls to form the government, with the BJP itself securing 240 seats.

In the afternoon, talking to Asian News International (ANI), Lyonchhen praised the last 10 years of Prime Minister Modi’s leadership, highlighting unprecedented infrastructure development, substantial FDI, growth in renewable energy, agriculture, and poverty reduction.

He said he expected continued economic growth and foreign policy successes under Prime Minister Modi’s third term.

Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay expressed his happiness attending the swearing-in ceremony, representing Bhutan.

He also congratulated PM Narendra Modi, BJP, and NDA for their electoral success and the trust of the Indian people they enjoyed.

Lyonchhen met with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina before yesterday’s swearing-in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Today, Lyonchhen will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Indian leaders. His meetings with Indian leaders are expected to enhance the strategic partnership and foster new opportunities for mutual growth and development between India and Bhutan.