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Last updated on: October 23, 2011 22:32 IST

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Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck arrived in New Delhi on a nine-day state visit, their first foreign trip after their marriage.

The couple were received at the Indira Gandhi airport here. During his visit, the king will hold bilateral talks with the country's leadership. He will meet President Pratibha Patil, who will host a banquet in his honour.

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Image: Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema smile upon their arrival at the Indira Gandhi international airport in New Delhi
Photographs: Reuters
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Apart from call-ons by Vice President Hamid Ansari and other Indian dignitaries, Wangchuck will hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.This is the first visit abroad of the king after the royal wedding on October 13 and the fourth trip to India since his coronation in November 2008. The couple will also go to Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur during their stay.

The visit is in keeping with the tradition of regular high-level visits and exchanges between India and Bhutan.


Image: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema sit at the Indira Gandhi international airport
Photographs: Reuters
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