A visiting cuddly toddler with rosy cheeks has bowled over the powerful men and women who rule India.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj were caught on camera presenting gift hampers, toys, chocolates and even a football to the 20-month Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuk accompanying his parents - Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel and Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuk - on a four-day goodwill visit to India this month.
Modi presents the crown prince a FIFA U-17 World Cup football. (Supplied)
Rare as such moments are in international diplomacy, analysts say that photographs of India's high and mighty in a playful mood with the royal infant emphatically underline New Delhi's especially warm ties with the Buddhist kingdom tucked away in the Himalayas.
The toddler admires his chess set as his father and Modi discuss matters of state. (Supplied)
The First Lady, Savita Kovind, was besotted by the toddler who received a hamper roughly his size. (Supplied)
Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented traditional Indian toys to the kid. (Supplied)
Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, who received the royals from Bhutan at the airport, was the first VVIP to be clean bowled by the toddler. (Supplied)