As Chinese President Xi Jingping arrives India for his second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi reached Thiruvidanthai village near Kovalam town, where he was received by Tamil Nadu minister K Pandiarajan. Security has been intensified at Mamallapuram and Chennai with the Tamil Nadu Police. Preparations were mesmerizing at the Mamallapuram heritage site ahead of the informal summit between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose three languages – English, Tamil and Chinese – to wish his second informal meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping further strengthened bilateral ties. “It is gladdening that Tamil Nadu will host President Xi Jinping. May this Informal Summit further strengthen ties between India and China,” the PM tweeted.
As the aircraft carrying President Xi landed. Xi was received by chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami, deputy CM O Panneerselvam, governor Banwarilal Purohit and others ministers. After arriving at ITC Grand Chola, the President will leave for Mamallapuram. It is said that Meeting between PM Modi and Xi Jinping will last at least 6 hours. PM Modi is hosting a special dinner in honour of the Chinese president in Mamallapuram, where several Indian culinary delights, specifically the diverse regional cuisines of South India – from Chettinad to Karaikudi – will be on display.
Countries India and China have diametrically opposite views on Kashmir, and a discussion on it would result in a standstill during the summit. The two sides will have to decide if they want to skip or soft-peddle the issue when several other matters, including trade and investment exchanges, remain to be discussed. China is particularly keen to get India on board in its public opposition to trade actions taken by US President Donald Trump which have shaken up the Chinese economy.