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Patna, July 25 (IANS) Myanmar's military ruler General Than Shwe Sunday began a five-day India visit with plans to pray at the Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya in Bihar.

 The general landed at the Gaya aiport around 10.30 a.m., a police officer told IANS.         
Than Shwe, 77, will pray in the evening and then visit the Bodi tree under which Lord Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.         
He will reach New Delhi to meet the Indian leadership, including President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna.          

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