India and Bhutan jointly launched BHIM–UPI in Bhutan virtually on 13th July 2021. With BHIM-UPI in Bhutan, the payment infrastructures of the two countries are seamlessly connected and will benefit a large number of tourists and businessmen from India who travel to Bhutan each year. This will enhance the ease of living and ease of travelling through cashless transactions at the touch of a button. Bhutan is the first country to adopt UPI standards for its QR deployment, and the first country in our immediate neighbourhood to accept mobile based payments through the BHIM App.
BHIM is an Indian mobile payment App developed by the National Payments Corporation of India, based on the Unified Payments Interface. BHIM App is intended to facilitate e-payments directly through banks and encourage cashless transactions.
Sources : PIB