Modi returns home, says 'Thank You, Kathmandu'

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 28, 2014 09:30 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night returned here after a three-day visit to Nepal where he attended the SAARC summit and held bilateral talks with leaders of a host of neighboring countries.

"Thank you, Kathmandu," the Prime Minister said at the end of his visit. on Wednesday, Modi had delivered his maiden address at the SAARC Summit and announced a number of measures, including issuance of 3-5 years business visa and immediate medical visa for patients coming to India for treatment.

Modi held bilateral meetings with top leaders of all SAARC countries except Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. However, the frosty Indo-Pak ties briefly gave way to some warmth today when a smiling Modi and Sharif on Thursday shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at the concluding session of the Summit but India cautioned against reading too much into such "courtesies".

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