Modi was received by his Bhutanese counterpart Dr Lotay Tshering and others on his arrival at the Paro International Airport.
A child presented a bouquet to the Prime Minister as he stepped off the plane in Paro- a valley town in Bhutan, west of the capital, Thimphu.
Modi received a guard of honour at the airport. This is his second visit to Bhutan after he became prime minister.
Earlier PM Modi tweeted saying, ''In Bhutan, I look forward to having fruitful discussions with HM the King, HM the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and PM Bhutan on the entire gamut of our bilateral relations. I also look forward to addressing young Bhutanese students at the prestigious Royal University of Bhutan."
In Bhutan, I look forward to having fruitful discussions with H.M. the King, H.M. the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and @PMBhutan on the entire gamut of our bilateral relations. I also look forward to addressing young Bhutanese students at the prestigious Royal University of Bhutan.
India and Bhutan are expected to sign 10 Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) during the official engagement.
PM Modi in a pre-departure statement said that ''India-Bhutan partnership today is of a special character and substance and forms an important pillar of Government of India's 'Neighbourhood First' policy. I am confident that my visit will promote our time-tested and valued friendship with Bhutan and consolidate it further for the prosperous future and progress of the people of both our countries.''
On 17th and 18th August, I will be in Bhutan for a bilateral visit that reflects the high importance attached to strong relations with our trusted friend and neighbour. I would be taking part in a wide range of programmes during this visit. https://t.co/X4LJXMscAc