Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS): Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here on a three-day visit during which trade and investment are likely to top the agenda of talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Xi, who flew down from Colombo, became the first world leader to begin an India visit from Gujarat.
A guard of honour was presented to Xi on the tarmac of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport of Ahmedabad.
Xi was accompanied by his wife Peng Liyuan and a high-level delegation.
In a first, Modi will receive the Chinese President at a hotel here after which the two sides are to ink some agreements related to the region.
In the second leg of his India sojourn, Xi flies to New Delhi.
On Thursday, Modi and Xi would hold talks at Hyderabad House which would be followed by the signing of several agreements, including on infrastructure and railways, between the two sides.