If the "Chinese dragon" and the "Indian elephant" co-exist harmoniously, it will not only benefit 2.5 billion people in the two nations but also have far-reaching impact in the region and the world, Chinese President Xi Jinping said here on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a media address after talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, suggested that clarifications on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) "would be of use" in solving the festering border question and it should be restarted again.
India and China are committed to maintenance of peace and tranquillity on their borders and both would like to ensure that their dialogue mechanisms to resolve such issues are error proof, President Pranab Mukherjee said at the banquet speech in honour of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
A stronger China is not a threat to any country, Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday said and stressed on a "fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable" solution to the vexed boundary issue at an early date through peaceful talks.
Citing incursions by Chinese troops on the border, India on Thursday expressed concern and said such incidents should be resolved soon as peace and tranquillity on the border was essential for boosting bilateral economic cooperation.
To popularise Buddhist tourism and to attract more foreign tourists, India's tourism ministry is planning to add more states to the Buddhist circuit apart from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, union Tourism Minister Shripad Naik said Thursday.
A leading Chinese daily Thursday praised the "less formal itinerary" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad Wednesday, calling it an exceptional departure from tradition with potential to set a positive tone for Sino-Indian ties.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of construction of dams on the Brahmaputra river by China with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Traffic snarls were on Thursday reported from different parts of central and south Delhi after some roads were closed for the movement of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is in India on a three-day trip.