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NEW DELHI: Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck arrived in the national Capital on November 5 to a red carpet welcome with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar receiving him at the airport, reflecting the importance India has attached to the trip. He is scheduled to meet PM Modi for important discussions.
Wangchuck’s high-profile trip to India comes amid renewed push by Bhutan and China for an early settlement of their decades-old boundary dispute.
New Delhi has been keeping a close eye on the negotiations between Bhutan and China on their boundary row as it could have implications for India’s security interests, especially in the Doklam tri-junction.
Wangchuck began his eight-day visit to India from Guwahati on November 3.
“His Majesty the King of Bhutan warmly received by EAM @DrSJaishankar upon his arrival in New Delhi. His Majesty is on an official visit to India,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on ‘X’.