There were plenty of photo opportunities when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the coastal town of Mamallapuram on Saturday. Photo: DPA
There were plenty of photo opportunities when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the coastal town of Mamallapuram on Saturday. Photo: DPA

Xi Jinping’s trip to India and Nepal ‘was a much-needed win for China at critical time’

  • Few tangible results from Chinese president’s unofficial summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as leaders steer clear of touchy subjects
  • But trade talks commitment with New Delhi a diplomatic victory, analyst says, while Xi also shored up Kathmandu’s support for belt and road scheme

There were plenty of photo opportunities when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the coastal town of Mamallapuram on Saturday. Photo: DPA
There were plenty of photo opportunities when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the coastal town of Mamallapuram on Saturday. Photo: DPA
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