Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari arrives in New Delhi on five-day visit

Nepalese president Bidya Devi Bhandari arrives for a five-day visit to India, seen as a key marker of warmer ties between the two neighbours. Bhandari's India visit is her first state visit abroad after assuming office in October 2015. She is accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising ministers, MPs and senior officials. During her stay in India, Bhandari will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-president Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Rajnath Singh; external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and other leaders.