Beginning of a new era: Chinese Prez Xi Jinping in India (Pics)

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Beginning of a new friendship: Chinese prez meets Narendra Modi (Pics)
Ahmedabad, Sept 18: The Chinese president Xi Jinping began a three-day visit to India Wednesday with a six-hour visit to Ahmedabad.

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi took Xi around the Sabarmati Ashram and later they strolled down the Sabarmati riverfront. Modi also raised the latest incident of incursion by Chinese troops into Indian territory during their meeting in Ahmedabad.

See pictures from the meeting here:

When the premiers met

Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping the latest incident of incursion by Chinese troops into Indian territory

Sharing a lighter moment

Modi took Xi around the Sabarmati Ashram and later they strolled down the Sabarmati riverfront

Sharing a lighter moment in India

The Chinese president began a three-day visit to India Wednesday with a six-hour visit to Ahmedabad

Chinese president receives warn welcome

On a three-day sojourn to India, Xi said that he hopes to talk to the Indian leadership to take this "strategic relationship" forward

At Gandhiji's abode

Xi visited Gandhi's Sabarmati ashram in Ahmedabad with Narendra Modi

At Gandhi's abode

Modi and Xi at Sabarmati ashram

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan being presented a traditional bangle

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan being presented a traditional bangle as Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on during the visit to Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, holding umbrella watch a cultural performance as they walk on the Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during watch a cultural performance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during watch a cultural performance as they walk on the Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on as Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan sit on a traditional swing on the Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan admiring a lion statue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan admiring a lion statue on the Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Watching a performance on the Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan watching a performance on the Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

President of China Xi Jinping signing visitors' book

President of China Xi Jinping signing visitors' book as Prime Minister Narendra Modi look on at Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping holding an umbrella

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping holding an umbrella at the Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the signing of agreements in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival at a hotel

Chinese President Xi Jinping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival at a hotel in Ahmadabad on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at a hotel in Ahmadabad on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Chinese President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Chinese President Xi Jinping upon his arrival at a hotel in Ahmadabad on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves along with Chinese President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves along with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan at a hotel in Ahmadabad on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a meeting at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh during the ceremonial reception to Chinese President Xi Jinping at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese First Lady

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan at the ceremonial reception of the Chinese President at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the ceremonial reception of the Chinese President at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects a guard of honour

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects a guard of honour during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi as his wife Peng Liyuan looks on during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects a guard of honour

Chinese President Xi Jinping inspects a guard of honour during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hand with Chinese President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hand with Chinese President Xi Jinping while President Pranab Mukherjee shakes hand with Xi's wife Peng Liyuan during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.

President Pranab Mukherjee with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

President Pranab Mukherjee with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping addressing the media while Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President's wife look on during the ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani presents a model

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani presents a model of the 'charkha' (spinning wheel) to Chinese President Xi Jinping as his wife looks on during a visit to Rajghat in New Delhi on Thursday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan

Chinese President Xi Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan holds a bust of Mahatma Gandhi during a visit to Rajghat in New Delhi on Thursday.

President Pranab Mukherjee with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

President Pranab Mukherjee with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Xi's wife Peng Liyuan during ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday.

Peng Liyuan wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping

Peng Liyuan wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) offers floral tributes at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi on Thursday.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan offers floral tributes

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan offers floral tributes at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi on Thursday

An uninvited guest during the ceremonial reception

An uninvited guest during the ceremonial reception for the Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Thursday.

 

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