Xi Jinping's India visit, Day 2: As it happened

Xi Jinping's India visit, Day 2: As it happened
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  • China and India have decided to forge a closer partnership for development, says Xi.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping recalls that Deng Xiaoping had said Asia would progress if India, China come together.
  • India and China have agreed to widen the scope of their strategic and cooperative partnership as development of both the countries is central to Asia's prosperity and stability, the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping says.
  • Addressing a gathering at Indian Council of World Affairs, Xi says India enjoys a splendid past and a spectacular future.
  • India's development is truly incredible: Chinese President Xi Jinping ​
  • China and India to act as twin engines to promote growth and prosperity in the region, says Xi.
  • Due to non-demarcation of the border, certain incidents take place but both countries have mechanisms to handle such incidents, says Xi.
  • We have decided to respect each other's concerns and China is determined to settle the boundary issue at earliest, says Xi. 
  • 2015 to be observed as 'Visit India' year in China, and 2016 will the year to visit China in India, says Xi.
  • China supports India's full membership in Shanghai Cooperation Organization, says PM Modi.
  • China will invest $20 billion in next five years in India, says Xi.
  • President Xi says China will set up two industrial parks in Gujarat and Maharashtra.
  • We had fruitful talks which include all issues of mutual concern, says Xi.
  • Xi invites PM Modi to visit China, says both countries are important forces in an increasingly multi-polar world.
  • Both the countries should strive together for peaceful and inclusive development, says Xi.
  • Hope that under PM Modi India will achieve new heights under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, says Xi.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping expresses happiness over India's enormous development and achievements. 
  • This is a historic opportunity to enhance the relationship between India and China, says PM Modi. 
  • If both the countries are sensitive to opportunities and challenges, then I am confident we will fulfill are responsibility to make it a great success, says PM Modi.
  • Have expressed concern over China's visa policy and trans border rivers issue. Told his that an early resolution on these matters would enhance mutual trust, says PM Modi.
  • We had good discussions on regional and international issues. A peaceful and & stable neighbourhood is in everyone's interest, says PM Modi.
  • We also agreed to cooperate on our many shared interests at the global level, says PM Modi
  • We will build closer cooperation on the shared challenges of terrorism and extremism, says PM Modi.
  • India and China have a shared interest in a peaceful and stable region, including peace, stability and prosperity Afghanistan, says PM Modi.
  • We have to address the boundary question very soon, says PM Modi
  • I have expressed concern over what has happened on the borders and said that we need to solve the issue, says PM Modi.
  • I thank the President that he has agreed for a new road to open for Kailash Mansarovar from Nathu La, says PM Modi.
  • PM Modi says, I have told President Jinping that trade deficit between New Delhi, Beijing has increased and requested him to ensure easier market access and investment opportunities to Indian companies in China. President Jinping has assured me that he will do his best.
  • There should be peace in our relations and in the borders. If this happens we can realise true potential of our relations, says PM Modi. 
  • I am glad that President Xi Jinping has come to India within months of our Government taking office, says PM Modi.
  • India and China exchange bilateral agreements in presence of President Xi Jinping and PM Narendra Modi. 
  • Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping meet ends, both the leaders will address media shortly.
  • Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal says, "There should be a compromise that both will be at their limit on the border. What's the meaning of this, that at one side Chinese president has come here and on the other Chinese are doing incursions at the border."
  • Tibetan spiritual guru leader Dalai Lama says Xi Jinping's thinking is more realistic and more open minded so he can learn more from India. 
  • Delhi Police detains Tibetan protestors, who were agitating against Xi's three-day visit to India.
  • Tibetan demonstrators raise anti-China slogans outside Hyderabad House.
  • Tibetan protesters stage demonstrators outside Hyderabad House where PM Narendra Modi is meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  • Reports say that PM Modi has raked up incursion issue with Jinping and is having detailed discussion on the contentious issue.
  • The Chinese Army pushed in more troops into Chumar village along the Line of Actual Control in the wee hours today. According to sources, the Chinese side pushed in more troops before the break of dawn with more banners asking the Indian Army to leave the area.
  • Chinese President's wife Peng Liyuan visits Tagore International School in Delhi.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping meets PM Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House. Both leaders are expected to ink several agreements, including on infrastructure and railways.
  • Ge xia, wo hen huanying nin dao yindu lai - I extend a very warm welcome to you in India," Sushma Swaraj greets the Chinese President.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping meets External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. 
  • Union Minister Smrii Irani Jinping presents a model of 'charkha' to Chinese President. 
  • I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar to meet Chinese delegation at 4:30 PM at Shastri Bhawan today.
  • Tibetan activist protests in Delhi's Dhaula Kuan area against Xi Jinping's visit.
  • Chinese President accompanied by HRD Minister Smriti Irani reaches Rajghat, pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The summit meetings are occasion for leaders to raise all substantive issues having bearing on bilateral ties, The Prime Minister took the opportunity to raise the issue last night with the visiting dignitary, Akbaruddin says.
  • The MEA spokesperson says all issues of substance will be raised today with Chinese President. 
  • MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin says Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue of Chinese incursions with the visiting Chinese President during their meeting Wednesday night.
  • Chinese President heads to Rajghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.
  • India and China need to take strategic partnership to higher levels, Jinping says.
  • Beijing and New Delhi can create opportunities for the world, Jinping says.
  • Stressing on friendship between India and China, Jinping says he hopes to talk to the Indian leadership to take this "strategic relationship" forward.
  • We have common development goals, it is important we deepen the alignment of our development strategies, Chinese President says.
  • China admires and respects each other’s civilisation and it is important that New Delhi and Beijing deepen mutual respect, says Jinping.
  • My main goal is to deepen cooperation between India, China, Jinping says.
  • Xi speaks of mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries and hopes to achieve a lot during his first visit to India.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping stresses on friendship between India and China.
  • The Chinese President addresses media.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping receives a guard of honor at the President House.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee receives Xi Jinping at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the national capital on Wednesday night after a grand welcome in Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
  • The aircraft carrying Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan touched down at the Air Force Station in Palam after 10 pm.
  • China's first couple were received by Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi also arrived here at 10.35 p.m.
  • Earlier, Xi and his wife reached Ahmedabad Wednesday afternoon to begin a three-day India sojourn. He spent around six hours in Ahmedabad.
  • In Ahmedabad, three agreements were inked in the presence of Modi and Xi.
  • During the Ahmedabad leg of the tour, Xi and Modi also visited the Sabarmati Ashram, where the Chinese president took a stroll on the picturesque Sabarmati riverfront, sat on a swing and watched traditional folk dances of Gujarat.