Prachanda arrives in India on three-day visit

New Delhi: Nepal’s new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ arrived here on Thursday on a three-day state visit to India.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj received him at the airport, ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Prachanda, elected the Prime Minister on August 4, has come to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is accompanied by his wife Sita Dahal.

The couple will stay in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Prachanda is to meet Modi on Friday. He will also call on President Pranab Mukherjee and union ministers.