India-Bhutan Strengthen Ties: Focus on STEM Education



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In a significant move to deepen bilateral relations, India and Bhutan have announced plans to expand their partnership in the education sector, particularly focusing on enhancing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) pedagogy in Bhutan with the support of Indian educators. The decision comes in the wake of the Bhutanese Prime Minister, Tshering Tobgay’s recent visit to India, accompanied by his wife Tashi Doma, from March 14-18, marking his first international trip since taking office in January 2024.

According to a joint statement released by the two nations, the visit aimed at bolstering the already vibrant people-to-people relations, with education at the forefront of their collaboration. The initiative reflects a shared vision to strengthen the foundation of mutual understanding and cooperation in various sectors, including digital technology, startups, and STEM education.

Furthermore, the two countries have committed to enhancing collaboration in new and emerging fields such as digital technology and startups, alongside a continued focus on sports infrastructure development in Bhutan, a gesture appreciated by the Bhutanese side.

In addition, the partnership extends into space technology, with both nations acknowledging the fruitful collaboration in this domain. Recent initiatives, like the technical capacity-building programme on remote sensing technology organised by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the Royal Government of Bhutan, underscore the strategic and cooperative relationship between the countries. They also celebrated the formulation of a Joint Plan of Action on Space Cooperation, signifying a new chapter in their bilateral ties.


This enhanced collaboration marks a 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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