New Delhi, 20 November (IANS). Inaugurating the second phase of the RuPay card on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India would soon send the Bhutanese satellite into space.
He said, India has opened up its space sector to private enterprises. It will promote innovation, competence and skills. ISRO will send Bhutan satellite next year and work on it is going on fast.
The Prime Minister told the Bhutanese audience on the occasion, “Like other Indians, I have great love and friendship with Bhutan, when I meet all of you, I feel a special belonging.
The Prime Minister said, the relationship between India and Bhutan is important and the best example for the world.
He said that he was happy that 11,000 transactions were done in Bhutan through rupees cards and if the Kovid-19 pandemic was not there it could have been more.
Modi said, “Since the launch of the first phase of RuPay Card with my visit to Bhutan, there have been 11,000 successful RuPay transactions in Bhutan. With the launch of Phase-2 today, we welcome Bhutan as a full-time partner for RuPay Network.
Prime Minister Modi, along with the Prime Minister of Bhutan, during his visit started the first phase of RuPay Card last year.
The Prime Minister of Bhutan praised Modi’s efforts in dealing with the epidemic.
Bhutan Prime Minister Lotte Tsering said, I am sure that India will come out stronger than ever before. India, the leader in developing vaccines (vaccines), is a source of hope for all of us.
The Prime Minister of Bhutan thanked India for promising the vaccine when ready.
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