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Chinese President Xi Jinping with Indian Prime Minister Narendra ModiMEA Spokespeerson's Twitter Account

2.30 pm: China defiant?  "There has been peace along the border, but sometimes certain instances take place," said Jinping. "The two sides should work actively for amicable relations with each other".

2.20 pm: Jinping said that talks with Modi were 'fruitful', and has invited Modi to visit China by next year. "India and China should strive together for peaceful development," he said. 

2.10 pm: PM Modi seems to have addressed the tough issues during his meet with Chinese Presdient Xi Jinping. "I have expressed concern over the border issue. We both agree that peace along the border is important for both nations. We have to resolve the boundary question," Modi said.

"Our confidence-building measures have benefitted us, but I have asked for clarification on LAC. This has been stalled for several years and it must be renewed. I also raised concern over the stapled-visa policy by China," he said.

2.05 pm: China to invest $20 billion in India over five years. "I have called for investments in infrastructure and manufacturing sectors in India," Modi said. .

2.00 pm: Peace at border is important, says Modi. "Peace at the border is utmost important".

Modi also calls for market access and investment opportunities for Indian businesses in China to address the trade imbalance between the two nations.

1.50 pm: India and China sign 12 key agreements. Among the MOUs signed were those on cooperation in railways, making Shanghai and Mumbai twin cities, new route for the Kailash Mansarovar yatra, and peaceful cooperation in outer space. India and China have signed a 5-year economic and trade development plan.

1.30 pm: PLA troops have marginally moved back in Chumur, where they were in an eye-to-eye confrontation with Indian troops over the last few days. However, India has pushed for a complete withdrawal of the Chinese troops. 

12.45 pm: The one-on-one meeting between the two leaders has overshot the scheduled time, running up to 90 minutes. Important issues of border incursions have been discussed, officials were quoted as saying.

12.30 pm: The Dalai Lama addressed the media and said that Tibet's problem (with China) is as much India's problem. "Before 1950, the northern border of India was very peaceful, not a single soldier was there," the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetans said. 

12.00 pm: Modi and Jinping are holding talks at Hyderabad House in Delhi, and are expected to sign key agreements by 12.30 pm. 

"Yesterday, the issues were already raised at the highest level between PM Modi and President Xi. All issues of substance will also be raised today including recent issues," ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.

11.30 am : Tibetan activists protest in outside Hyderabad House in Delhi against Xi Jinping's visit. Visuals from news channels showed several women protestors being roughed up by Delhi police and taken away in police vans. 

11.00 am: Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan visits a Delhi school and interacts with children. 

9.45 am: Jinping visits Mahatma Gandhi's samaadhi at Rajghat to pay respect. 

9.30 am: Jinping makes a speech, calling for stronger ties between the two nations. "We want to strengthen ties between India and China. Friendly contacts between India and China must be expanded."

9.15 am: Jinping arrived at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi and became the first Chinese president in six decades to be accorded a public welcome in India. He received a ceremonial guard of honour in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have begun their all-important meeting in Delhi, a day after Jinping arrived in India and signed three key MoUs in Gujarat on Wednesday. 

Jinping's visit has come under the shadow of one of the worst face-offs between Indian and Chinese troops across the LAC in Ladakh. 

Border issues will be one of the first issues to be brought up in the meeting, while India is also looking forward to Chinese investments in railways and infrastructures. 

"Yesterday, these issues were already raised at the highest level between PM Modi and President Xi. All issues of substance will also be raised today including recent issues. We will tell you the outcome once those discussions are done," ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said earlier this morning.