People mob Modi for a handshake in Kathmandu

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was mobbed by a sea of enthusiastic people as he stopped his car and shook hands with bystanders here Thursday.

Modi stepped out of the car and shook hands with the bystanders at Kalimati in the evening on way back to the Soaltee Hotel after the closing ceremony of the 18th SAARC Summit.

His move to stop and meet people took his security personnel by surprise as they were unprepared for the huge surge that came forward to greet the Indian prime minister.

The crowd greeted Modi with a huge applause and the people clamoured to shake hands with him and take pictures, leaving his security staff nervous.

During his first official visit to Nepal in August, Modi had similarly reached out to the Nepali public at different places in Kathmandu.