Modi arrives in LumbiniThis is the Indian prime minister’s fifth visit to Nepal since 2014.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Lumbini on Monday morning in his fifth visit to Nepal since he was elected prime minister.
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba welcomed his Indian counterpart upon the latter’s arrival in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, from Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh.
“Landed in Nepal. Happy to be among the wonderful people of Nepal on the special occasion of Buddha Purnima. Looking forward to the programmes in Lumbini,” Modi tweeted as soon as he arrived in Lumbini.
Modi is visiting Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima as New Delhi seeks to give impetus to Nepal-India ties which have gone through some rough patches in recent years.
The Indian prime minister is scheduled to offer prayers at the Mayadevi temple.
Deuba and Modi will attend various functions in Lumbini. The two prime ministers will also hold bilateral talks and signing of some agreements and understandings are on the cards.