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Modi announces Rs 45-bn assistance to Bhutan after talks with PM Tshering

Modi said hydropower cooperation with Bhutan is a key aspect of bilateral ties and that work on the Mangdechhu project will soon be completed

rime Minister Narendra Modi  shakes hands with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering before their meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi
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rime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering before their meeting at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday announced a Rs 45 billion financial assistance to Bhutan for its 12th five-year plan after holding wide-ranging talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering.
 
In his media statement, Modi said hydropower cooperation with Bhutan is a key aspect of bilateral ties and that work on the Mangdechhu project will soon be completed.
 
Tshering arrived here on Thursday on his first foreign visit after taking charge as PM of the Himalayan nation last month following his party's victory in the general elections.
 
Modi said he has assured the Bhutanese prime minister that India, as a trusted

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First Published: Dec 28 2018 | 2:05 PM IST

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