Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongside along with his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering on Friday launched RuPay card Section-II that may permit Bhutanese card holders to entry the RuPay community in India. The prime ministers of the 2 international locations had collectively launched Section-I of the challenge throughout Modi’s state go to to Bhutan in August final yr.
In his speech through video conferencing, Modi spoke in regards to the deep cooperating between the international locations in a gamut of fields, together with ISRO’s preparation to launch Bhutanese satellites into area and BSNL’s settlement with Bhutan relating to third worldwide web gateway.
He additionally asserted that India stands solidly with Bhutan on this troublesome hour of the COVID-19 pandemic, and mentioned assembly the neighbouring nation’s necessities will at all times be its high precedence.
The implementation of Section-I of RuPay playing cards in Bhutan has enabled guests from India to entry ATMs and Level of Sale (PoS) terminals throughout Bhutan.
Section-II will now permit Bhutanese cardholders to entry RuPay community in India, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs had mentioned in a press release.
The RuPay card is an Indian debit and bank card fee community, with acceptance at ATMs, POS gadgets and e-commerce web sites.
India and Bhutan share a particular partnership, anchored in mutual understanding and respect, strengthened by a shared cultural heritage and powerful individuals to individuals hyperlinks, the MEA had mentioned.