2:47 PM IST
PM Modi leaves for New Delhi
Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Delhi after concluding the second informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
1:58 PM IST
PM Modi invited to China for next summit
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale: President Xi Jinping invited PM Modi to China for the next summit. PM Modi has accepted the invitation. Dates will be worked out later.
1:06 PM IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping departs
Chinese President Xi Jinping departs from Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam for Chennai.
12:52 PM IST
PM Modi- President Xi to have lunch shortly
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping will have lunch shortly and are expected to plan their individual address is scheduled to take place after lunch
12:40 AM IST
PM Modi gifts artefacts to President Xi
PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at an exhibition on artefacts and handloom at Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam, Tamil Nadu.
PM Modi is believed to have gifted President Xi's wife a silk saree
11:55 AM IST
PM Modi - Xi Jinping enjoy informal summits
Chinese President Xi Jinping said, "We are really overwhelmed by your hospitality. Me and my colleagues have felt that very strongly. This will be a memorable experience for me and us.Yesterday, Prime Minister as you said, you and I had engaged in candid conversations like friends, heart to heart discussions on bilateral relations."
11:51 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi addresses delegation
"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. The first informal summit between India and China last year in Wuhan led to fresh stability in our relations and gave a fresh momentum. Strategic communication between our two countries has also increased," stated PM Modi.
11:49 AM IST
PM Modi greets Xi Jinping in Tamil
PM Modi states that, "Chennai is historic link between India and China. The two countries are world's leading economic powers. There's increased stability between India and China relations and it will continue to soar."
11:32 AM IST
Modi- Xi meeting has concluded
After the meeting between PM Modi and Xi Jinping concluded, delegation level talks are currently underway
11:13 AM IST
PM Modi - Xi Jinping meeting comes to an end
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese Xi Jinping meeting comes to an end
11:01 AM IST
Focus on PM Modi - Xi summit
The focus of the meeting will be on finding ways to improve people-to-people contact, enhancing trade and on how to maintain peace and tranquillity along the 3,500-kilometre-long India-China border.
10:48 AM IST
PM Modi and Xi Jinping meeting to last 50 minutes
PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping's meeting to last 50-minutes over a wide range of issues.
10:35 AM IST
PM Modi - Xi Jinping meeting underway
Meeting underway between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Taj Fisherman's Cove hotel in Kovalam