PM Narendra Modi arrives in Nepal for BIMSTEC Summit; four-layer security, one-of-a-kind commandos, bullet-proof cars for VVIP guests

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Nepal for BIMSTEC Summit; four-layer security, one-of-a-kind commandos, bullet-proof cars for VVIP guests

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal on Thursday to attend the 4th BIMSTEC Summit which would be held from August 30 to August 31.

This is PM Modi’s fourth visit to Nepal at some point of his modern tenure.

He had left for Nepal this morning with the aid of exceptional chartered flight and landed at the Tribhuwan International Airport round 8.30 AM.

PM Modi’s Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina Wazed is also anticipated to arrive around 9:15 AM and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will be arriving Kathmandu at 10:15 AM.

In view of the arrival of the VVIP’s for the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, Nepal`s International Airport, the Tribhuvan International Airport was once closed for about two-and-a-half hour, the Air Traffic Controller Room (ATR) of the airport had stated earlier.

“No flights will land or take off from the airport from 8:30 am (local time),” it added.

State Heads and representatives from Bhutan, Myanmar and Sri Lanka have already arrived in Nepali capital Kathmandu for the Summit.

PM Modi to preserve parleys with Sheikh Hasina

On the sidelines of BIMSTEC Summit, Prime Minister Modi is expected to have sideline assembly with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the source said.

PM to handover hospice built in Pashupatinath to Nepal PM

Prime Minister Modi will be also handing over the hospice constructed in the premise of the Pashupatinath in Indian aid to Nepal.

The foundation stone to construct the hospice in the Pashupatinath Temple premises used to be laid in 2001 and it will be exceeded over to Nepali Prime Minister KP Oli on Friday.

The hospice is claimed to have services like that of a three-star motel and the Indian Government has given help of 22 crore Nepali rupees.

It can host about 398 pilgrims at a time, which has eighty two rooms in total.

Four-layer security for PM Modi, Heads of States

A four-layer protection arrangement has been made for the head of the states of BIMSTEC member nations, which involves Nepal Army, Armed Police Force, Nepal Army and National Investigation Department.

The Nepal Army is targeted to take on the central charge of the protection throughout the BIMSTEC Summit, however Prime Minister has opted to bring his very own safety team.

“A complete of 35 unique commandos for the safety of Prime Minister Modi already have arrived Kathmandu late closing week. They had been stationed here to get right of entry to the safety state of affairs and clearance for the Prime Minister’s arrival, alongside they also will be stationed in and round the venues he will be present,”a source interior the Indian Embassy in Nepal said.

Along with the one-of-a-kind security force, three bullet-proof vehicles also have been introduced to Nepal’s capital Kathmandu last week.

However, the head of the state of different member states will be given protection via the Nepali Security officials.

The organizer Nepal has deployed about 30,000 protection officers for the summit.

BIMSTEC, the regional crew of seven international locations which lies near the Bay of Bengal, includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

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