Soon after his arrival in Chennai for an informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jingping, Prime Minister Naredra Modi tweeted in English, Tamil and Chinese. He wrote, 'Landed in Chennai. I am happy to be in the great land of Tamilnadu, known for its wonderful culture and hospitality. It is gladdening that Tamilnadu will host President Xi Jinping. May this Informal Summit further strengthen ties between India and China'.
Later today, Modi will take Jinping to three iconic monuments of Mamallapuram -- Arjuna's Penance, Panch Rathas and the Shore temple. Then the two leaders will witness a cultural programme at the temple complex. They will sit together in the lawns of the Shore temple and exchange views on charting a new roadmap of development and cooperation. Then, Modi will host a private dinner for Jinping at the temple complex.
On Saturday, the two leaders will have an one-on-one meeting at the Fisherman's Cove resort which will be followed by delegation-level talks. After the talks, Modi will host a lunch for Jinping, and the Chinese leader will leave for Chennai airport at 12.45 pm, sources said.Meanwhile despite the tight security arrangements, five Tibetian students including three girls attempted to protest outside a hotel in the city this morning where Jinping is scheduled to stay.