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Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck


Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the 5th and current reigning Dragon King of the Kingdom of Bhutan. He became the king of Bhutan on December 14, 2006 being crowned on November 6, 2008.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is born to Jigme Singye Wangchuck and Tshering Yangdon on February 21, 1980 at Dechencholing Palace in Bhutan. He married Jetsun Pema on October 13, 2011.

2011 India Visit

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck began his nine-day visit to India on October 23, 2011 along with his newlywed queen Jetsun Pema. The royal couple will meet President, Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, besides other dignitaries.

Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in News

India, Bhutan reiterate commitment to achieve 10,000 MW target power generation by 2020
Expressing satisfaction over the cooperation in the hydropower sector, India and Bhutan have reiterated their commitment to achieve the target of 10,000 MW of power generation in Bhutan by 2020.

President, PM wish newly wed Bhutan's royal couple
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh have conveyed their heartiest felicitations to His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk, King of Bhutan, and Her Majesty Ashi Jetsun Pema, Queen of Bhutan, on their royal wedding.

Thimphu to have 1st Hindu temple
Bhutan's capital and largest city Thimphu will have its first permanent Hindu temple in the near future.

Mathai undertakes first official visit to Bhutan
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai is in Bhutan on his first official visit abroad after assuming charge earlier this month. The visit concludes today.

India to contribute Rs.15 crores for education development in Bhutan
India on Monday announced that it would provide a grant of Rs.15 crore to Bhutan for education development.

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