India-Bhutan: In line with the Neighbourhood First Policy, Bhutan on Wednesday receives the first consignment of Indian manufactured COVID-19 vaccines. Receiving the consignment of Indian Vaccine Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering extended special "Thanks" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian Government for the generous donation.
"We applaud the gesture that signifies the compassion and generosity of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, and the people of India for the well being of humanity", said Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering.
Earlier in the day an Indian Air Force AN32 aircraft carrying Indian Vaccines reached Bhutan. The Indian Air Force plane delivered 150,000 doses of Covishield vaccines in the first consignment dispatched from New Delhi.
Bhutanese Health minister Dechen Wangmo on Wednesday received the vaccines from Indian Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj in presence of Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering in a modest ceremony.