Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bhutanese PM launch RuPay Ph-II


NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering, on Friday launched RuPay card Phase-II that will allow Bhutanese card holders to access the RuPay network in India.

In his speech via video conferencing, Modi spoke about the deep cooperation 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. He also assured India’s support to Bhutan in meeting its requirements to tackle Covid.

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


PM talks about deep, expanding cooperation

In his speech via video conferencing, Modi spoke about the deep cooperation 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.



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