Kathmandu: Nepal`s Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar on Tuesday left for New Delhi on a four-day official visit to India.
Gachhadari, who also holds the portfolios of Ministry of Defence and Home, told reporters at the Tribhuvan International Airport just before departure that he will hold high-level political dialogue with Indian political leaders besides meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
"My visit is aimed at further strengthening the friendly relations existing between Nepal and India", Gachhadar told reporters at the airport.
He said that during the meeting with the Indian officials he will hold talks aimed at strengthening ties in the areas of defence and home affairs.
"The matters relating to law and order situation, cross-border crimes, drugs trafficking, border security will also figure during the talks", he said.
He said the "long pending issues relating to signing of the extradition treaty and mutual legal assistance between the two countries will also figure during the discussion".
Incidentally, the Home Secretary level talks between the two countries have just concluded in New Delhi during which the two countries discussed issues relating to border security, security cooperation and ways to controlling cross border crimes.
Gachhadar is being accompanied by chiefs of Nepal Police and the National Intelligence Department and other senior government officials.