Xi arrives in Delhi

Xi arrives in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 1810 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the national capital 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.

On Thursday, Modi and Xi would hold talks at Hyderabad House, which would be followed by the inking of several agreements, including on infrastructure and railways.

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