PM Modi to roll out RuPay Cards in Bhutan during state visit on August 17-18

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 09, 2019, 04.44 PM(IST)

File photo of Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. Photograph:( ANI )

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Besides RuPay Cards, PM will also inagurate a ground station built by ISRO and a hydropower plant,  Gokhale said.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will roll out RuPay Cards in Bhutan during his state visit on 17-18 August.

Bhutan will be the second country after Singapore to roll out the services.

RuPay card trials in Bhutan had begun in March, 2019.

Besides RuPay Cards, PM will also inagurate a ground station built by ISRO and a hydropower plant,  Gokhale said.

According to Gokhale, India will review defence and security matters with Bhutan that include India-Bhutan boundary during Modi's visit.

On being asked if there will be a review of the Doklam incident during PM Modi's visit to Bhutan, Gokhale said ''Obviously we will review the defence and security matters with Bhutan that include situation along the India-Bhutan boundary''.

On being asked about Bhutan's stand on Article 370, he said Bhutan has shown understanding that this is a matter which is India's internal affair.