Kathmandu, Jan 18 (Agencies): In a backdrop of a deadlock in Nepal Government, Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Tuesday said India is committed to work with Nepalese political leaders for a democratic and peaceful Nepal, which is being run by caretaker administration for over six months.

Rao, who is on a three day visit, is expected to discuss political situation in Nepal.

She is the first high-ranking Indian official to visit Kathmandu this year and will call on President Ram Baran Yadav, caretaker Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and Constituent Assembly Speaker Subhash Nemwang. On Wednesday, she will hold talks with top political leaders, including opposition Maoist chief Prachanda.

On Thursday, the Foreign Secretary will meet Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala.

During her meetings, she will discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest for expanding and strengthening ties between the two sides.

"India is committed to working with political leaders here for a democratic, stable, peaceful and prosperous Nepal," she said.

Her visit here came days after President Yadav asked Nepalese political parties to reach a consensus on forming a national government before January 21.

It also followed the UN Mission in Nepal's (UNMIN) exit from this country's peace process on the midnight of January 15.