Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal - India's small landlocked northern neighbor - for a two-day visit on May 11, aimed at improving strained bilateral relations. His agenda includes a visit to a Hindu temple in Janakpur and the inauguration, alongside Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, of an hydropower plant near Kathmandu. Increased security measures and traffic disruptions (including road closures) are possible in the region throughout the visit.
This goodwill visit comes amid a process of reengagement between New Delhi and Kathmandu, following a period of strained and complicated bilateral relations (i.e. a months-long blockade imposed in 2015 by India in the aftermath of deadly protests in southern Nepal).
Individuals in Janakpur and Kathmandu are advised to anticipate increased security measures and transportation disruptions during the visit. Adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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