This in all possibility is Modi's last visit to Nepal before the completion of his term in 2019. "Mere Bhai, this welcome is an honour to all Indian citizens".
August 3-4, 2014: Nepal was the second neighbouring country that Modi visited after becoming the PM in May 2014.
Kathmandu: Hashtags like #BlockadeWasCrimeMrModi and #ModiNotWelcomed-InNepal were trending as the Indian leader kicked off his two-day Nepal visit on Friday.
He said, " As part of the agreement we will focus on how to increase income for farmers.
Authorities have also planned two civic receptions for Modi - in Janakur, and in the capital Katmandu. He was felicitated with a garland weighing 121 kg and a key to Janakpur city.
Diplomatically it is important for India to try and regain its earlier closeness to Nepal as Beijing has strengthened its political and economic ties with the country while New Delhi was maintaining its distance.
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Dutta further explained the diplomatic equations between India, Nepal and China. Energy-hungry, both China and India are looking to invest in Nepal's hydropower-rich landscape as a means to secure stable electricity supplies.
"Our relations do not have any definition but it is based on language", he said in Maithli.
He added that the relationship can not be defined as mere strategic, diplomatic and political. "People and governments will come and go but this relation will remain forever", he emphasised. He later spoke in Nepali language.
However, Rakesh Sood, India's former Indian ambassador to Nepal, begged to differ.
"We are also trying our best to connect Nepal with waterways so that Nepal will be able to export Nepali goods overseas". The project will also provide 21.9 per cent or 197 megawatts of the generated energy free of cost to Nepal.
Modi announced assistance of Rs 100 crore for the development of Janakpur and said it will be added in the Ramayana Circuit while Lumbini will be included in the Buddhist Circuit. The amount will be spent on different development projects forging collaboration between the central government and the local government of Province No 2 Janakpur.
PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Nepal where he is scheduled to hold talks with the country's top leadership to build mutual trust over the course of the two days om Nepal.