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Images: Suu Kyi in India after 40 years, to meet PM today

Last updated on: November 14, 2012 10:16 IST

Suu Kyi in India after 40 years, to meet PM today

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Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is India on a six-day visit, will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, she visited Shantivan, Jawaharlal Nahru memorial in New Delhi and is scheduled to deliver the Nehru memorial lecture on the occasion of the birth anniversary of India's first prime minister.

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Image: Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at the Indira Gandhi international airport in New Delhi
Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters

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Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League of Democracy of Myanmar, arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday as part of India's engagement with the multi-party polity in Myanmar. During her stay in India, she will also meet Vice President Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid.

A Nobel Prize winner, Suu Kyi spent her formative years in India when her mother was the country's ambassador to India and Nepal.



Image: Suu Kyi with Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai in New Delhi
Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters

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Suu Kyi studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary School and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi. She will go to her college to meet the faculty and students.

She will visit the Energy and Resources Institute in Gurgaon, before flying to Bangalore and Andhra Pradesh.

India awarded Suu Kyi the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1992 while she was under house arrest under the military government in Myanmar.

During the Indian prime minister's visit to Myanmar in May, Suu Kyi had spoken of the need for greater exchanges between the people of the two countries.



Image: Supporters Suu Kyi, hold banners to welcome her at the Indira Gandhi international airport in New Delhi
Photographs: B Mathur/Reuters

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