(Pics) Bhutan royals visit India, stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan

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New Delhi, Jan 8: The King and Queen of Bhutan-Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema Wangchuck are on a visit to India is significant in many ways.

While political experts are interested in bilateral ties and suggest that their visit may strengthen and expand it in many ways, there are others who are more excited about their accommodation here.

On the invitation of the President of India Pranab Mukherjee, the Royal couple would be residing at the Dwarka Suite of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Interestingly, they would be the first foreign heads to do so, after two decades.

The Royal entourage also includes the Foreign Minister, Home Minister and Economic Affairs Minister. Sources say that the couple will meet the President of India, the Prime Minister, Vice President of India, Finance Minister, Chairperson of the UPA, External Affairs Minister, Home Minister, and the Leader of the Opposition.

India and Bhutan share a unique relation of close friendship, mutual trust and deep understanding. The Royal couple would be staying in India from January 6 to January 10.

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President, Pranab Mukherjee shakes hands with King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck during a meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday.

In New Delhi

President, Pranab Mukherjee his daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee (L) with Bhutan King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen, Jetsun Pema Wangchuck during a meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday.

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King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck shakes hands with Finance Minister P Chidambaram during a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, before their meeting at her residence in New Delhi on Tuesday.

In New Delhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi with King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and the Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck, before their meeting at her residence in New Delhi on Tuesday.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi with King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck before their meeting at her residence in New Delhi on Tuesday.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck as Defence Minister AK Antony and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid looks on during a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck during a meeting in New Delhi on Tuesday.

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Queen of Bhutan, Jetsun Pema shakes hand with Foreign Secretary, Sujatha Singh as King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck looks on during their meeting in New Delhi on Monday.

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MoS for external Affairs, Preneet Kaur receives King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck on his arrival at IGI Airport in New Delhi on Monday.

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Guest wing of Rashtrapati Bhavan where Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his Queen will be the first guests to stay from 6th to 10th January, in New Delhi on Sunday.

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