Modi gives Buddha a miss as South Asian leaders flock to Nepal

November 25, 2014 8:36 AM

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Modi gives Buddha a miss as South Asian leaders flock to Nepal

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Visiting Nepal for a South Asia summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dropped plans to hold rallies at the birthplaces of the Buddha and a Hindu goddess, after controversy over whether he was gaining too much prominence inside Nepal.

Suspicion of India is common among South Asia's smaller nations, and the sensitivities shown in Nepal would be a small reminder for Modi as he seeks to show leadership in a region scarred by ethnic and religious divides.

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