PM Modi arrives in Chennai; Xi to reach post 2 pm:
Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Chennai post 2 pm Friday, after which he will make his way to the coastal town of Mahabalipuram, some 50 km away, to participate in a two-day informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has arrived in the city. The two leaders are expected to discuss the new and updated confidence building measures (CBMs) along the border and trade, among other things.
Modi and Xi are likely to discuss the issue of terrorism. This is significant because the Financial Action Task Force, under China’s presidency, is slated to meet from October 13 to 18 this year and take up the issue of Pakistan’s blacklisting. Sources said India will expect China to consider the case “objectively”.