Making Bhutan his first foreign destination, Modi vowed to nurture bilateral relations which he described as ‘B2B: Bharat to Bhutan’ as he held talks with the Bhutanese King and the Premier, discussing an entire gamut of ties. Modi, accompanied by External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh, was accorded a grand welcome as he arrived at the Paro airport and was received by Tobgay and several of his Cabinet colleagues.
The Bhutanese government rolled out the red carpet as Modi was given a ceremonial guard of honour.
The Prime Minister drove down from Paro to Thimphu, traversing through the picturesque mountainous ranges. Big hoardings carrying Modi's photographs could also be seen en route.