NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba arrived in New Delhi today for a five-day state visit to India.

The Prime Minister was received by External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj at the Indira Gandhi International Airport at 11:20 am.

In his first overseas trip after assuming charge as the country’s 40th Prime Minister on June 6, PM Deuba arrived here leading a 50-member delegation comprising Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara, other Ministers, Members of Parliament, Secretaries and other high-level government officials.

Later today, PM Deuba will interact with Nepali Community at the Embassy of Nepal and he will also attend a joint business event hosted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India.

Prime Minister Deuba will attend a ceremonial reception on August 24 and inspect a Guard of Honour at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in India, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

After paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at Rajghat, the Prime Minister will pay courtesy calls on Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, and M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India on Thursday.

Prime Ministers of India and Nepal would inaugurate Kataiya-Kushaha and Raxaul-Parwanipur Cross-border transmission line for supply of 50 MW each through remote operations from Hyderabad House, New Delhi on Thursday.

On the same day, PM Deuba is scheduled to hold talks with his counterpart Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India. Indian PM will host a banquet in honour of PM Deuba and his delegation.