India’s commitment to Bhutan will continue undiluted, says President



India’s commitment to Bhutan will continue undiluted, says President 



Mr. Tshering Tobgay, the Prime Minister of Royal Kingdom of Bhutan called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee yesterday (January 14, 2015) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Welcoming the Bhutanese Prime Minister, the President said the year 2014 has been a year of consolidation and intensification of relations between India and Bhutan. The Prime Ministers of both countries visited each other’s countries on their first visits abroad. There was also his first State Visit to the country in November 2014. This reflects the highest importance that India accords to Bhutan, which is a neighbour and steadfast partner. 

The President thanked the Bhutanese Prime Minister for the warmth of the reception and hospitality accorded to him during his visit to Bhutan. He also conveyed his thanks to the King of Bhutan for his message of concern and good wishes when he was unwell. The President expressed happiness that the Bhutanese Prime Minister will be carrying a sapling from the Maha Bodhi tree to be planted at Punakha in Bhutan. He said it will further strengthen the historic, spiritual bonds between the two countries and promote tourism. 

The President said India’s commitment to Bhutan will continue undiluted and the Government of India stands ready to extend every cooperation. Bilateral relations between India and Bhutan are unique. Historical and cultural linkages as well as civilizational bonds between the two countries make them natural friends and partners. Shared strategic perceptions, trust, transparency and sensitivity to each other’s concerns are the hallmarks of the relationship. 

The President said the security concerns of India and Bhutan are indivisible and intertwined. The Siliguri Corridor is a lifeline for both the countries. The two countries should continue their close cooperation on issues of mutual security concern. 

Reciprocating the President’s sentiments, the Bhutanese Prime Minister said that the President’s visit to Bhutan left behind a lasting impression in the minds of the people of Bhutan. It strengthened an already strong relationship. India and Bhutan will continue to work together, ever mindful of each other’s concerns. The relations between the two countries are exemplary and a role model of good neighbourliness. Others are envious of the mutually beneficial relationship that the two countries share. 

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President of India extends his greetings on the occasion of Army Day 2015 

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to all officers, soldiers, veterans, civilians, ex-servicemen and their families on the occasion of Army Day 2015. 

In his message, the President has said, “I am happy to learn that the Army Day is being celebrated on January 15, 2015. 

Our Army has consistently displayed the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in every task entrusted to it. It has ensured the protection of our territorial integrity, fought the scourge of terrorism and provided succor to fellow citizens in times of natural calamities. 

I am confident the Indian Army will continue to meet challenges with confidence and address them with distinction, keeping in view the best interests of the nation. 

On the occasion of Army Day 2015, I extend my greetings to all officers, soldiers, veterans, civilians, ex-servicemen and their families. I also pay my respect to all those gallant soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty and will remain the pride of the nation”. 
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