Indian PM Narendra Modi to visit Nepal in mid-May

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Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Nepal in mid-May.

Indian media reports said that the Indian government is planning a visit by Modi to Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautama Buddha, on May 16 for Buddha Jayanti celebrations.

The visit, which comes a month after Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba traveled to India for a bilateral visit, is not expected to include a stop in Kathmandu at present, The Hindu reported.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is also expected to be in Lumbini to mark the occasion, the report said quoting sources.