Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad, India, in 2014. Photo: AP

Modi-Xi summit seen as sign of bonhomie but also strategic ambitions of New Delhi

  • Warming ties will be a win-win for the two Asian powerhouses but Modi’s policy also signals India’s intent to gain influence over its geopolitical backyard, analysts say
  • India took a ‘neighbourhood first’ approach to sending invites for Modi’s swearing in, but with one obvious omission: Pakistan
Topic |   China-India relations

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad, India, in 2014. Photo: AP
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