By Our Correspondent
NEW DELHI:Bimalendra Nidhi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi .
The Prime Minister congratulated . Bimalendra Nidhi on assuming office as the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Home Affairs of Nepal.
The Prime Minister also conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the new Government of Nepal, led by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.
Bimalendra Nidhi briefed the Prime Minister about developments in Nepal. Stating that the relations between India and Nepal were not merely between the two Governments, but between the people of both countries, the Prime Minister reiterated that India is committed to strengthening these traditional bonds of friendship and kinship with the people of Nepal.
The Prime Minister said that India is fully committed to support the Government and the people of Nepal in the post-earthquake reconstruction efforts. The Prime Minister also conveyed an invitation to the Prime Minister of Nepal to visit India at his earliest convenience.
Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi .He conveyed President Putin’s greetings to Prime Minister and briefed him on the progress in ongoing projects between India and Russia.
Prime Minister described Russia as a time-tested and reliable friend and reaffirmed the shared commitment with President Putin to expand, strengthen and deepen bilateral engagement across all domains. He recalled his recent meeting with President Putin in Tashkent in June and via video-link for dedication of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 at the beginning of this month. Prime Minister conveyed that India is eagerly awaiting President Putin’s visit to India.