外文标题：Chinese President Xi Jinping's India visit: After six decades, a Chinese leader gets public welcome
AHMEDABAD: There were many firsts on Wednesday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad.
It was the first time an Indian PM was receiving a foreign head of the state outside Delhi. There was also a departure from the tradition of signing international agreements in the national capital.
Modi made the exception because he wanted to showcase Ahmedabad's development to the visiting dignitary.
And then, Xi became the first Chinese leader since Zhou Enlai to be feted at a civic reception. Relations, which nosedived after the 1962 war, improved in later years but not to extent where an Indian leader would make a public show of engagement with a neigbour of which people remain wary.
Though Modi's prime ministership in only months old, his engagement with China has been deep since he was Gujarat chief minister.
Also, unlike the US, China did not ostracize him over the 2002 riots.
Continuing border tensions, especially the stand-off in Ladakh, could not come in the way of the public display of warmth. The chemistry between the two leaders was quite evident as they chatted continuously and looked completely relaxed in each other's company. They visited the Gandhi Ashram on the banks of the Sabarmati and later enjoyed a walk down the beautifully decorated riverfront, a pet project of Modi when he was chief minister, where Gujarati culture and cuisine added to the bonhomie.
good relationships should be at the core of doing business, avoiding conflicts and fights. Both India & China wants prosperity & hence cant afford to fight with each other.
K.K.RAJAN Rajan (Kottayam)
PM MODI KEEP A VERY GOOD RELATION WITH CHINA ,THEN IT IS VERY GOOD TO OUR NATION, AND HOPE THAT NO ADVISERS( THINK TANK) OF PM MUST NOT MISGUIDE PM MODI LIKE THEY DID TO PM NEHRU IN 1960.
Samir Kumar Kanjilal (Naihati,WB)
Modi seems more diplomatically mature than his predecessors.
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Lord Krishna (Varanasi)
Patriotic Indians................ Please post as many facts as possible about Modi's mistreatment of Jasodaben as possible
Lord Krishna (Varanasi)
The Chinese Premier brought his wife... where is Jasodaben Bhagode Modi?
Our PM is the best Cm of Gujarat.
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We hope that this bonhomie will continue and the border problems will be sorted out. China will refrain from intruding the Indian territory.
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rajinder Sood (Unknown)
India is well known for hospitality. Remember the song. Mehanma jo hamara Hota hai vo jan se pyara hota hai. So chines President well greeted, but His Army is entering Indian Terrytory in Ladakh. Boundry dis pute needs to be discussed & solved, once for all & all illegal occupation may be vacated. Trade ties is secondry issue.
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