BIMSTEC Summit, Nepal: PM Modi arrives in multi-layered security, major highlights to know

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal at the early morning for the 4th BIMSTEC summit which will be held from August 30 to August 31. A multi-layer security system has been assigned for all the leading leaders of the BIMSTEC member countries.

PM Modi left via a special chartered flight from India and land at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal around 8:30 AM. Besides PM Modi, other leaders like Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister of Thailand, Chan-o-cha has also arrived for the BIMSTEC summit.

In the wake of security measures for the member countries top leaders, Trubhuwan International Airport was closed for about two-and-half hour as said by the Air traffic controller Room of the Airport.

PM Modi will be encircled with the multi-layered security consisting of Nepal Army, Armed Police and National investigation Department. Instead of relying on the Nepal security forces, PM Modi brings his own security guards too.

For the security arrangements, Indian Embassy in Nepal said, “A total of 35 special commandos for the security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi already have arrived Kathmandu late last week. They were stationed here to access the security situation and clearance for the Prime Minster’s arrival, alongside they also will be stationed in and around the venues he will be present”.

A total of 30,000 security personnel have been deployed for the BIMSTEC Summit and this is the 4th summit meeting. The theme of the 4th summit is “Towards a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable Bay of Bengal Region”.

Beside attending the BIMSTEC Summit, PM Modi will also hand over Hospice built to Nepal’s Prime Minister KP oli on Friday in the Pashupatinath premises as India’s aid to Nepal. The foundation stone of the project was laid in 2001 and India’s contribution was about 22 crore for the hospice.

With the addition of two more priorities in the present 4th summit, BIMSTEM Summit focuses on 16 priority sectors like counter-terrorism, transport and communications, disaster management and more.

BIMSTEC was set up on June 6, 1997 and its main objective is to build technical and economic cooperation among the Southeast Asian and South Asian countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, India and Nepal.


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