Modi-Xi Informal Meet

PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold the second informal summit between the two nations in Tamil Nadu’s Mamallapuram on 11-12 October.

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  • This comes amidst unease in ties over Kashmir with India saying it’s an internal issue
  • Xi arrived in Chennai on Friday afternoon amid detentions of Tibetan protesters from outside his hotel
  • PM Modi will take him to the world heritage site of Shore temple complex in Mamallapuram
  • Both leaders are likely to explore ways of expanding trade and business ties
  • India is also expected to raise the issue of its ballooning trade deficit with China