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India-Bhutan Forge Stronger Bonds: Emphasis on STEM Education

India and Bhutan have joined forces to enhance STEM education in Bhutan through the contribution of Indian teachers, marking a significant move in their bilateral relations. (Photo: X/@narendramodi)

In a significant move aimed at deepening bilateral relations, India and Bhutan have unveiled plans to broaden their partnership in the education sector, particularly focusing on enhancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) pedagogy in Bhutan with the assistance of Indian educators. This decision follows the recent visit of Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay to India, accompanied by his wife Tashi Doma, from March 14-18, marking his inaugural international trip since assuming office in January 2024.

A joint statement issued by both nations outlined that the purpose of the visit was to strengthen the already robust people-to-people relations, with education positioned at the forefront of their collaborative efforts. This initiative underscores a common vision to fortify the foundation of mutual understanding and cooperation across various sectors, including digital technology, startups, and STEM education.

Moreover, India and Bhutan have pledged to intensify cooperation in new and emerging fields such as digital technology and startups, while also maintaining a steadfast focus on sports infrastructure development in Bhutan, a gesture warmly received by the Bhutanese government.

Furthermore, the partnership extends into the realm of space technology, with both nations acknowledging the fruitful collaboration in this domain. Recent endeavours, such as the technical capacity-building program on remote sensing technology organized by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the Royal Government of Bhutan, underscore the strategic and cooperative nature of the relationship between the two countries. They also celebrated the formulation of a Joint Plan of Action on Space Cooperation, marking a new chapter in their bilateral ties.

This deepened collaboration signifies a significant milestone in the Indo-Bhutanese relationship, paving the way for a future of shared growth and prosperity in the education and technology sectors.

(with inputs from ANI)

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