The Wuhan summit instilled a new momentum and trust in our relations and today's 'Chennai connect' is the start of a new era in India-China relations: PM Modi
Oct 12, 2019, 11.52 AM
There have been deep cultural and trade relations between China and the state of Tamil Nadu. For most part of the last 2000 years, India and China have been economic powers: PM Modi
Oct 12, 2019, 11.51 AM
Delegation level talks begin between Indian and China. PM Narendra Modi, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale are present.
Kovalam (Tamil Nadu): Delegation level talks begin between Indian and China. PM Narendra Modi, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale are present. pic.twitter.com/zKGcBC0rV8
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping begin delegation level talks after concluding their one-on-one discussion.
Oct 12, 2019, 11.31 AM
For the second day of the summit, the Prime Minister opted for a Kurta and Pyjama, along with his statement Modi jacket. Xi, on the other hand, wore a black suit without a tie on Saturday, signifying the informal nature of the summit.
Tamil Nadu: PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam. pic.twitter.com/7aE5nM72Ae
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Chinese President Xi Jinping at Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam, Tamil Nadu today.
Oct 12, 2019, 10.18 AM
The focus of the meeting is likely to find ways to improve people-to-people contact, enhance trade and on how to maintain peace and tranquillity along the 3, 500-kilometre long India-China border.
Xi's short visit to India will come to an end this afternoon after attending the lunch hosted by PM Modi. President Xi will leave for Nepal this afternoon.
Oct 12, 2019, 10.18 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold a one-on-one conversation today followed by delegation-level talks at Tamil Nadu's coastal town of Mamallapuram.
Oct 12, 2019, 09.31 AM
Trade and terror were the top focus on the first day of the second India-China informal summit as leaders of Asia's two largest countries met Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram.
The first day of the informal summit saw PM Modi and Chinese President Xi spending five hours of "quality time".
PM Modi showed Chinese President thousands of years old UNESCO world heritage sites of Arjuna’s Penance, Krishna's butterball, Panch Rathas and Shore Temple which was followed by a cultural extravaganza that lasted for two hours.
Oct 11, 2019, 08.53 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted a Nachiarkoil lamp and Thanjavur painting on dancing Saraswati to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Gifts to Chinese President Xi Jinping from Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Nachiarkoil -Branched Annam Lamp and Thanjavur Painting-Dancing Saraswathi. pic.twitter.com/F1Sr5ttFZ3
"The free flowing nature of the Informal Summit at the UNESCO World Heritage site will continue and deepen contacts at the highest level and guide the future trajectory of India-China relationship," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday tweeted in Chinese, Tamil and English welcoming Xi Jinping to India minutes after the Chinese President arrived in Chennai for the second India-China informal summit.
Oct 11, 2019, 04.43 PM
"Chennai Spirit will continue to chart the future course of India-China partnership," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweets ahead of Modi-Xi meeting.