Modi offers prayer
Modi offers prayer

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two day state visit to Nepal, has arrived at Lord Pashupatinath Temple today to offer his prayers.

In addition to this, he will be meeting Nepal’s President Ram Baran Yadav and other leaders of the different political parties in Nepal before leaving for India.

Yesterday, Modi had a packed schedule where he met his Nepali counterpart Sushil Koirala, during which the two sides inked three agreements.

Prime Minister Modi also announced USD 1 billion as concessional line of credit to Nepal and proposed a “HIT” formula for the development of the land-locked country endowed with rich hydropower potential.

The two leaders discussed various issues including Nepal’s peace process and constitution-drafting process as well as economic issues. They also discussed various facets of mutual relations and issues of common interest.

Modi also addressed the Constituent Assembly in Kathmandu on Sunday during which he sought to touch an emotional chord with the people of Nepal saying that “such are our ties that India has won no war in which the blood of Nepalis has not been shed”.

Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to undertake a bilateral visit to Nepal in 17 years.

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