Modi-Xi Jinping Meet UPDATES: Prime Minister gifts Thanjavur Painting to Chinese President

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Modi XI Jinping India Meet Live Updates: Prime Minister Modi and Xi Jinping visited Panch Rathas, Krishna’s Butter Ball, five chariots, Shore temple, Arjuna's Penance and a Group of Monuments in the historic town.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Xi Jinpinng in Mahabalipuram.

Modi-Xi Summit in Mamallapuram Live: On the first day of the summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dressed in traditional veshti welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram. PM Modi then took Chinese President Xi for a guided tour of the ancient town where they visited Panch Rathas, Krishna’s Butter Ball, five chariots, Shore temple, Arjuna’s Penance and a group of monuments.

After visiting the historical monuments, Prime Minister Modi and President Xi Jinping attended a cultural performance by Kalakshetra at Shore Temple in Mamallapuram. They also had a free-wheeling one-on-one conversation during their time at the ancient site. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet said: “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.”

This is the second ‘informal’ summit between PM Modi and Xi Jinping since they met in the Chinese town of Wuhan in April last year.

 

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    22:29 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    PM Modi-Xi Jinping concludes first day of two-day Summit

    Prime Minister Modi and Xi Jinping concluded a 'highly productive day'.

    21:11 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Modi hosts dinner for Xi in Mahabalipuram

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s dinner began at approximately 7 pm today in Mahabalipuram and their conversation is still continuing after two hours. (ANI)

    21:08 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    PM Modi-Xi Jinping Meet: Tamil song at cultural event invokes peace, Mahatma Gandhi

    A Tamil song hailing peace and Mahatma Gandhi was sung to the accompaniment of traditional dance at a cultural event as part of the ongoing India China meet in Mamallapuram. Modi took Chinese President Xi Jinping on a guided tour of monuments including Arjuna's Penance. PM Modi along with Xi arrived at the coastal town's Shore Temple complex and he was explained its historic significance.

    20:14 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    PM gifts Thanjavur Painting to Chinese President

    Prime Minister Modi gifts Nachiarkoil and Thanjavur Painting to Chinese President Xi Jinping from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    19:40 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    PM Modi-Xi Jinping Meet in Mamallapuram

    MEA on India-China Informal Summit: Moving in unison! PM Modi and Chinese President Xi have a quiet conversation at the 'five chariots' at Mamallapuram. The monuments resemble processional chariots of a temple and are hewn out of solid rock to form five free-standing monolith temples. 

    19:28 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Standing together and tall, says MEA

    PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Krishna's butterball, a gigantic granite boulder sitting firmly on the slope of a hillock.

    Standing together and tall!

    19:21 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Xi Jinping opts for Chinese made 'Hongqi'

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday opted to visit the tourist town Mamallapuram by road instead of a helicopter. As a matter of policy, Chinese leaders avoid choppers. 

    18:56 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Xi opts for Chinese made "Hongqi"

    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday opted to visit the tourist town Mamallapuram by road instead of a helicopter. As matter of policy, Chinese leaders avoid choppers.

    18:45 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Modi-Xi attend a cultural performance at Shore Temple in Mamallapuram

    PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping attend a cultural performance by Kalakshetra at Shore Temple in Mamallapuram. 

    18:33 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Mamallapuram Summit to guide future trajectory of India-China relationship: MEA

    MEA on Modi-Xi Summit | Against the backdrop of the magnificent panorama of 'Arjuna's Penance' in Mamallapuram, PM Narendra Modi greeted Chinese President Xi on his visit to Chennai for the second Informal Summit. 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 the India-China relationship. 

    18:25 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    S Jaishankar, Ajit Doval meet Xi Jinping in Mahabalipuram

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval meet Chinese President Xi Jinping at Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram. 

    18:18 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Modi-Xi Jinping Meet in Mamallapuram

    Prime Minister Modi and Xi Jinping will have around six-hours of one-on-one free-wheeling talks beginning their first engagement Both leaders are scheduled to hold second informal summit talks this evening and on Saturday. Modi and Xi will now witness a cultural programme at the Shore temple complex. After this, Prime Minister Modi will host the Chinese President for a private dinner.

    18:10 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Modi-Xi now at Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram

    Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are currently at the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram. before this, both the leaders visited Panch Rathas, Krishna’s Butter Ball, and several other historical monuments. 

    17:53 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    PM Modi and Xi Jinping at Pancha Rathas complex in Mamallapuram

    PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are at the Pancha Rathas complex in Mamallapuram.

    17:42 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Modi-Xi Jinping Meet in Mamallapuram LIVE

    Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are now at Panch Rathas in Mahabalipuram. They also visited  Krishna’s Butter Ball and a Group of Monuments.  

    17:34 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    WATCH: Modi-Xi walk through ancient Cave Temple in Mamallapuram

    PM Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping take a stroll through the ancient Cave Temple in Mamallapuram. Moments before this, both leaders visit Arjuna's Penance. 

    PM @narendramodi and President #XiJinping take a stroll through the ancient Cave Temple, a @UNESCO world Heritage site in #Mamallapuram#ModiXiSummit #ModixijinpingMeet pic.twitter.com/jelmWFBvmM

    17:31 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Modi-Xi Jinping Meet LIVE

    PM Narendra Modi welcomes President Xi Jinping at Arjuna's Penance in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu.

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    17:26 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Modi-Xi Jinping in Mahabalipuram

    Tamil Nadu: PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit the Group of Monuments in Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of sanctuaries — founded by the Pallava kings — was carved out of rock along the Coromandel coast in the 7th and 8th centuries. (ANI)

    17:20 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    WATCH: PM Modi-Xi Jinping visit group of temples in Mahabalipuram

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit group of temples at Mahabalipuram. The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram is prescribed by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

    17:17 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    LIVE: Modi-Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram for second informal summit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Arjuna's Penance in Mahabalipuram.

    17:06 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Modi receives Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Mamallapuram for the second informal summit between India and China. Dressed in traditional veshti, Prime Minister Modi welcomes Xi at the venue.  

    16:54 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Mamallapuram decks up to receive Xi Jinping

    Chinese President Xi Jinping is on his way to Mamallapuram. XI  will reach any moment now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already arrived at the venue to receive Chinese President Xi Jinping. 

    16:39 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    What happened at first informal summit at Wuhan

    Prime Minister Modi and President Xi reviewed developments in India-China relations from the strategic and long-term perspective. Both leaders agreed to enhance efforts to build on the convergences through the established mechanisms in order to create the broadest possible platform for the future relationship. They also agreed that both sides have the maturity and wisdom to handle the differences through peaceful discussion within the context of the overall relationship.

    16:27 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Chennai Spirit will continue to chart future course of Indo-China partnership: MEA

    From Wuhan to Chennai. President Xi Jinping arrived in Chennai to a warm and colourful welcome for the 2nd Informal Summit with PM Narendra Modi. Taking off from the Wuhan Spirit, the Chennai Spirit will continue to chart the future course of India-China partnership: MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.

    16:19 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    India-China Informal Summit: Xi leaves for Mahabalipuram to meet PM Modi

    Tamil Nadu: Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves for Mahabalipuram from Chennai. Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Modi will hold their second informal summit in the city later today.

    16:11 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    India-China first informal summit happened at Wuhan

    Prime Minister Modi and President of People's Republic of China Xi Jinping held their first informal summit in Wuhan last year on April 27-28. Both the leaders exchanged views on overarching issues of bilateral and global importance and elaborated their respective visions and priorities for national development.

    16:03 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Folk musicians to wlecome Modi-Xi at Mahabalipuram

    Modi-Xi Jinping Meet: Locals hold placards with pictures of Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi and traditional folk musicians perform at East Coast Road. Both the leaders will head to Mahabalipuram for the second informal summit.

    15:09 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    'Welcome to India', tweets PM Modi

    'Welcome to India, President Xi Jinping!' Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted in Chinese as President Xi Jinping landed in Chennai Friday afternoon. PM Modi and Xi Jinping will meet at the coastal town of Mamallapuram, located some 56 km from Tamil Nadu capital Chennai, for an informal summit later in the evening.  

    15:06 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    'Welcome to India', tweets PM Modi in Chinese

    "Welcome to India, President Xi Jinping!" Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his tweet as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Chennai Friday afternoon. Modi and Xi Jinping will hold an informal summit in the coastal town of Mamallapuram, situated some 56 km from Tamil Nadu capital Chennai.  

    13:44 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Xi Jinping arrives in Chennai, to meet PM Modi in Mamallapuram in evening

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has landed in Chennai.  He will head to Mamallapuram, located 56 km away from the Tamil Nadu capital city,  later in the evening for the informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  

    13:34 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Chinese President Xi Jinping to get warm welcome in Chennai

    People have lined up on roads to greet Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is likely to arrive in Chennai in some time from now. Members of Chinese community, school children and other people have gathered outside ITC Grand Chola Hotel where Jinping will stay during his short tour.  

    13:07 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    PM Modi, Xi Jinping expected to attempt ways to fashion re-balance in ties

    During the Mamallapuram summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would likely to focus on working on a new roadmap for the overall expansion of ties between the two neighbouring nations. READ MORE HERE

    12:57 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    PM Modi tweets in English, Tamil and Chinese

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted in three languages English, Tamil and Chinese expressing hope that his informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping further strengthens ties between the two countries.  

    12:14 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    PM Modi reaches Thiruvidanthai village near Kovalam town

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was received at Thiruvidanthai village near Kovalam town by Tamil Nadu minister K Pandiarajan. PM Modi will stay at Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort before meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping later in the evening today.

    12:07 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Modi-Xi Jinping meeting today: Why Mamallapuram?

    Mamallapuram or Mahabalipuram, as it was known in ancient times, was part of China's Silk Route and the town served as a major destination for China's trade links with the Pallava Kingdom.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping at this coastal Tamil Nadu town during an 'informal summit' today. READ MORE HERE

    11:23 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    PM Modi reaches Chennai, to meet Xi Jinping later in the day

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Chennai to attend second informal meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping  in Mamallapuram later in the day.  Xi Jinping is scheduled to arrive in Chennai at around 2 pm. 

    11:09 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Kapil Sibal slams PM Modi ahead of meeting with Xi Jinping

    Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show his "56 inch" chest by telling Chinese President Xi Jinping to "vacate 5,000 km of land in PoK". READ MORE HERE

    10:42 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Modi-Xi Jinping meeting: Navy deploys warships

    An unprecedented security cover has been put in place for Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'informal' summit in Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu later today. The Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard have deployed warships, at some distance from the shore in Mamallapuram.  

    10:12 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Kashmir internal issue; China, Pakistan should avoid discussion: India

    Reacting strongly to reports about Chinese President Xi Jinping and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan discussing Kashmir, India has said that Beijing was well aware of New Delhi's stand. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Wednesday asserted that it was not for other countries to comment over the issue. | READ MORE HERE

    09:50 (IST)11 Oct 2019
    Modi-Xi Jinping meeting: 'Focus on how to move beyond past'

    The meeting between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will focus "more" on how to move beyond the past and present differences to forge a cooperative partnership, Chinese state media reported.

    "The belated official announcement of Xi's visits to the country's two South Asian neighbours (India and Nepal), only 48 hours ahead of the informal meeting, was proof that Beijing and New Delhi cherish the opportunity to improve bilateral ties through the personal chemistry between their top leaders," an editorial in the state-run China Daily said on Thursday.

    modi xi jinping meeting, modi xi informal summit, PM Modi had met Xi Jinping during an informal summit in Wuhan, China last April. (File Photo/PTI)The informal summit between Modi and Jinping is being held at a time when ties between the two Asian giants are strained following the scrapping of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. In a joint statement issued after Imran Khan-Xi Jinping's meeting on Wednesday, Beijing said it is maintaining a "close attention" to the Kashmir situation and that the issue should be resolved peacefully as per the UN charter.
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