14.35: PM Modi and President Xi conclude their statements.
14.29: President Xi hopes for India's support in building relations with SAARC countries.
14.28: China is ready for friendly talks to arrive at a peaceful consensus: President Xi
Xi: When India and China speak in one voice, the world will pay attention— Suhasini Haidar (@suhasinih) >September 18, 2014
14.27: Due to non-demarcation of the border, certain incidents take place but both countries have mechanisms to handle such incidents: President Xi
14.26: China will train 1500 language teachers. 2015 will be called 'Visit India' year in China, and 2016 will be 'Visit China' in India
14.25: Two countries have proposed cultural exchange programmes that cover culture, education, tourism, films, among others: President Xi
14.24 : We had fruitful talks which included all issues of mutual concern, says President Xi Jinping
14.22: We will align our development strategy to strengthen to railway infrastructure in India: President Xi
14.20: President Xi officially invites PM Modi to visit China.
Pres Xi : we agree that leaders shd provide strategic direction to relations through frequent summits. I invite >@PMOIndia to China for visit— Suhasini Haidar (@suhasinih) >September 18, 2014
14.16: We (India, China) are emerging markets and should strive to achieve peaceful development: President Xi
14.15: Mr. Modi concludes his statement.
14.14: All issues including economic, political and security discussed over the last two days. We decided to step up engagement in diverse areas: PM Modi
We also agreed to cooperate on our many shared interests at the global level - >@PMOIndia— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) >September 18, 2014
14.12: We will build closer cooperation on the shared challenges of terrorism and extremism: PM Modi
14.10: Requested President Xi to resume the stalled process of clarifying the Line of Actual Control: PM Modi
India and China sign 12 agreements following talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The pacts include cooperation in railways, outer space and culture.
14.08: Agreements on 2 Chinese industrial parks & commitment to $20 billion Chinese investments in 5 years signed.
14.07: Modi thanks President Xi for opening new additional route to Kailash Mansarovar.
14.04: Will begin process of discussion on civil nuclear energy cooperation that will bolster broader cooperation on energy security: PM Modi
14.02: Border peace is important: PM Modi
14.01: Pact on making Shanghai and Mumbai twin-cities signed.
14.00: 5-year economic and trade development plan signed
Respect for each other's sensitivities & concerns and, peace and stability in our relations and along our borders are essential - >@PMOIndia— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) >September 18, 2014
13.57: Prime Minister Modi's statement underway.
13.55: MoU on peaceful use of outer space signed.
13.54: MoU on cooperation between cultural institutions between the two countries signed.
12.35: Tibetan protesters detained for sloganeering outside Hyderabad House where bilateral talks are underway. >Read more
Policemen detain a Tibetan youth activist during a protest near the Taj Hotel where the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping is staying in New Delhi on Thursday. The protest was held against alleged human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government. Photo: AP
12.17: Meeting between the two leaders underway. PM Narendra Modi is expected to raise the incursion issue with the Chinese President. The leaders are expected to make a joint statement at 12:30 p.m. >Read here
Comprehensive discussion. >@PMOIndia & Prez Xi discuss all sensitive issues of concern, at length, during talks.— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) >September 18, 2014
Following discussions yesterday >@PMOIndia & Prez Xi addressing substantive issues in restricted session now. >pic.twitter.com/9wGWdfye4J— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) >September 18, 2014
Read: >Tibetans in Delhi want Mr. Modi to speak up for them
11.30: Chinese First Lady interacts with schoolchildren at Tagore International School in Delhi.
11.12: PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at Hyderabad House and proceed for their meeting.
11.08: President Xi Jinping meets PM Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
President Xi Jinping meeting PM >@narendramodi at Rashtrapati Bhavan. >@RashtrapatiBhvn>pic.twitter.com/lCkYcyCh7q— PMO India (@PMOIndia) >September 18, 2014
11.05: Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter to welcome Chinese President Xi.
Ge xia, wo hen huanying nin dao yindu lai - I extend a very warm welcome to you in India - >@SushmaSwaraj to Prez Xi. >pic.twitter.com/XGGmg1hjCf— Syed Akbaruddin (@MEAIndia) >September 18, 2014
10.54: Modi raises issue of Chinese incursions with Xi
The Chinese Army has reportedly made a fresh incursion into the Chumar area of Jammu and Kashmir and refused to go back. According to Indian Army sources, nearly 1,000 Chinese soldiers moved inside the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh region on Thursday. The Indian Army has rushed three battalions to the LAC in the area. This comes a day after a flag meeting between the two countries. >Read here | >Chinese Army pushes in more troops into Indian territory
Video:Issues of substance already raised at highest level with China , says MEA>
9.30: The Chinese President pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
Mr. Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan being presented a souvenir after their visit to Rajghat. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
Mr. Xi along with his wife Peng Liyuan being presented a souvenir after paying homage to the Father of The Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Samdhi,Rajghat,in New Delhi. Photo: Sandeep Saxena
9.00: Guard of honour presented to Xi
President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping inspecting a Guard of Honour, during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: V. Sudershan
Read: >India-China pacts likely to bring in $100 billion
Officials confirm that many agreements will be signed in the presence of the two leaders on Thursday dealing with tourism and student exchanges, cultural MoUs between several institutions, including the National Museum, railway infrastructure, banks, and technology assistance on irrigation. >Read here>
China, India should take strategic ties to higher plane: Xi
Mr. Xi said he had come to India with three goals aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and building strong complementarity in the two economies. >Read here
8.00: Modi, Xi mix business and leisure
The strong note of symbolism, ceremony and camaraderie between the two leaders set the stage for substantive talks to be held in New Delhi on Thursday. >Read here
September 17, 2014: In a first, Mr. Modi received Mr. Xi in Ahmedabad, the commercial capital of Gujarat on Wednesday afternoon. >Key aspects of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping watching folk dance in Ahmedabad on September 17. Photo: Vivek Bendre
Editorial: A historic opportunity
President Xi’s visit may provide Narendra Modi a rare chance to seize the moment by stating India’s political intent on solving the border row between the two countries, beginning with measurable steps to clarify the Line of Actual Control, and to root out border incidents. >Read here