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Myanmar ruler arrives in India

Myanmar's military ruler General Than Shwe today began a five-day India visit with plans to pray at the Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya in Bihar.

india Updated: Jul 25, 2010 14:31 IST

Myanmar's military ruler General Than Shwe on Sunday began a five-day India visit with plans to pray at the Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya in Bihar.

The general landed at the Gaya aiport around 10.30 am, a police officer told IANS.

Than Shwe, 77, will pray in the evening and then visit the Bodi tree under which Lord Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.

He will reach New Delhi to meet the Indian leadership, including President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister S M Krishna.