PM Deuba receives guard of honor in India


NEW DELHI, Aug 24: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba who is on a five-day state visit to India has received guard of honor at the forecourt of the Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday.

PM Deuba was received by his Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was accorded a special ceremonial welcome.

Giving brief comment on the occasion, Prime Minister Deuba said the Nepal-India relations are bound to be special and historical. “Nepal India ties have been marked with importance due to open border and other special proximities”.

Prime Minister Deuba, at the invitation of Indian Prime Ministe Modi, had arrived here on Wednesday leading a Nepali delegation.

Also present on the occasion were Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, Commerce Minister Min Biswokarma, Ministerf or Tourism, Culture and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Dev and other members of the delegation.

Earlier this morning, Prime Minister Deuba paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi in Rajghat.

Later in the day, Deuba will hold delegation-level talks with Modi. Following which, the two leaders will remote launch power transmission lines from India to Nepal.