English മലയാളം



Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on November 20 launched RuPay card Phase-II that will allow Bhutanese card holders to access the RuPay network in India.

The Prime Ministers of the two countries had jointly launched Phase-I of the project during Modi’s state visit to Bhutan in August 2019.

In his speech via video conferencing, Modi spoke about the deep cooperating between the countries in a gamut of fields, including ISRO’s preparation to launch Bhutanese satellites into space and BSNL’s agreement with Bhutan regarding third international internet gateway.

Also read:  Diesel price increased again by 23-25 paise ; Petrol remains unchanged

He also asserted that India stands solidly with Bhutan in this difficult hour of the COVID-19 pandemic, and said meeting the neighbouring country’s requirements will always be its top priority.

Also read:  Time's up for Tik Tok

The implementation of Phase-I of RuPay cards in Bhutan has enabled visitors from India to access ATMs and Point of Sale (PoS) terminals across Bhutan. Phase-II will now allow Bhutanese card holders to access RuPay network in India, the Ministry of External Affairs had said in a statement.

Also read:  Researcher claims to have discovered human foot on Mars

India and Bhutan share a special partnership, anchored in mutual understanding and respect, reinforced by a shared cultural heritage and strong people to people links, the MEA had said.