外文标题：Xi Jinping sees 'factory' China and 'back office' India as global engine
AHMEDABAD: A combination of the "world's factory" and the "world's back office" will drive global economic growth, Chinese President Xi Jinping said ahead of a rare visit to India on Wednesday, playing down mistrust that has kept the Asian giants apart.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to build closer relations with the world's second-largest economy, whose leader arrives on Modi's 64th birthday and comes with pledges to invest billions of dollars in railways, industrial parks and roads.
"As the two engines of the Asian economy, we need to become cooperation partners spearheading growth," Xi wrote in a column in the Hindu newspaper.
He said China's strong manufacturing base and India's software and scientific skills had massive potential both as a production base and for creating a consumer market.
Modi is seeking more access for India's IT services and pharmaceuticals to China to help balance $65 billion in annual trade that is heavily tilted in China's favour.
They may also discuss working together on civilian nuclear programmes and seek a solution for a long-running travel visa row, Indian officials said.
The visit of Chinese premiere would be a land mark event in the foreign policy of India.
Modi is seeking more access for India's IT services and pharmaceuticals to China
Anonymous Varma (Unknown)
Xi has cleared air in stating and indicated that he is interested in improving his countries economy. Modi cannot budge oin the demands made by china, that will weaken our position.
Raj Roy (Pune)
The figures in the info graphics are wg. First, China has no aircraft carriers which are active in the navy. The one that they do have is in early stages of trial. Second, India has ICBM capability with the range of 5500. How could you miss put on this? And please mention in your infographics clearly that Red is China and Blue is India. Its the basics.
K N (India) replies to Raj Roy
We should not comment and publish our defence secrets.
There is no "secret" here. Try that thing called Wikipedia.