"I am confident under your able leadership, India-Nepal relations will further strengthen and attain new heights", Modi told Oli, adding, "It is clear that Nepal's stability is linked to India's security".

"We are working on hydro projects with combined capacity of 7000 mw and their quick and successful completion can be a gateway to Nepal's economic prosperity", he said while tele-inaugurating, along with Oli, a power transmission line between Muzaffarpur in Bihar and Dhalkebar in Nepal.

"Trade, investment are strong pillars of relations between India and Nepal; they can be further strengthened", the Prime Minister said.

Oli, who arrived here yesterday, is the first Nepalese Prime Minister to pay a bilateral visit to India since 2011 when Baburam Bhattarai had travelled to New Delhi.

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