“During the years of house arrest, I felt closer to those who I could identify with politically, intellectually, spiritually through their thoughts, even if they were complete strangers or figures of the past, than to those whom I know personally,” she added.
Suu Kyi's visit to India is more like homecoming because she spent several years in India as a student in the early 1960s while her mother was ambassador to India. She will also visit the Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi where she received higher education in political science.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has described Suu Kyi as a synthesis of the 'best of East and West'.
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