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India hosting Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Nov. 13, 2012 at 7:47 AM   |   Comments

NEW DELHI, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in New Delhi Tuesday for her first visit to India in nearly four decades.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner is spending the week in India at the invitation of Sonia Gandhi, chairwoman of the United Progressive Alliance, the Press Trust of India reported.

During her stay, Suu Kyi will visit her alma mater Lady Sri Ram College and deliver a lecture as the 1992 recipient of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding.

Suu Kyi spent several years in India when her mother was ambassador to the country. In addition to attending college in India, she held a fellowship at the Indian Institute of Advance Study in 1987.

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