Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda today left for India with a jumbo delegation on his maiden foreign visit during which he is expected to discuss issues aimed at strengthening bilateral relations.
Prachanda is accompanied by wife Sita, Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Ramesh Lekhak on his four-day visit.
Speaker Onsari Gharti, Deputy Prime Ministers Bimalendra Nidhi and Krishna Bahadur Mahara, and chiefs of three security bodies were at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport to see off Prachanda.
A contingent of Nepal Army offered a guard of honour to the prime minister.
Prachanda is scheduled to hold meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow. He will call on President Pranab Mukherjee and also meet Cabinet members of the government.
He will return to Nepal on Sunday.