His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck's Official Journey in India
His Majesty The King, accompanied by senior officials of the government, is currently on an official visit to India from 3-10 November 2023.
During the visit, His Majesty met many senior officials including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India and Bhutan share exceptional bonds of friendship and collaboration marked by a profound understanding and mutual confidence. This visit offers a chance for both nations to assess their comprehensive cooperation and strengthen their outstanding bilateral partnership, spanning various fields.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in Assam (3rd Nov 2023)
His Majesty kickstarted the weeklong visit in Guwahati. He was warmly welcomed by the the Chief Minister, His Excellency Himanta Biswa Sarma, members of the cabinet and senior government officials of the state government at Lokpriya Gopinath International Airport in Guwahati.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister of Assam, His Excellency Himanta Biswa Sarma, along with state ministers and senior government officials, paid a courtesy call on His Majesty The King.
Additionally, His Majesty had the opportunity to meet with Bhutanese students in Guwahati.
This marks His Majesty's inaugural official visit to Assam, a state with which Bhutan and Bhutanese people share a close neighborly relationship. While in Assam, His Majesty paid a visit to the renowned Kaziranga National Park.
The official visit to Assam underscores the enduring bonds of friendship between Bhutan and India, as reflected in the amicable interactions and goodwill shared among the people of Bhutan and neighboring Indian states.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in Assam (4th Nov 2023)
Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is home to the world’s largest population of the Indian Rhinoceros.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in Delhi (5th & 6th Nov 2023)
During the stay in Delhi, His Majesty convened meetings with members of the Bhutan Friendship Association (IBFA) and the Delhi Study Group, an NGO committed to fostering diplomacy through people-to-people connections. Moreover, His Majesty held discussions with several prominent business leaders.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in Mumbai (7th & 8th Nov 2023)In the final part of His Majesty’s 8-day Official Visit to India, His Majesty The King was warmly welcomed to Mumbai, in Maharashtra on the 7th Nov.
His Majesty The King was received by the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, His Excellency Devendra Fadnavis. Later in the day, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, His Excellency Eknath Shinde called on His Majesty. In the evening, the Governor of Maharastra, His Excellency Ramesh Bais, hosted a dinner in honour of His Majesty The King.
While in Mumbai, His Majesty also met with prominent business leaders of India.