Five Tibetans who tried protesting outside ITC Grand Chola have been taken into custody by the Chennai Police. Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to stay at ITC Grand Chola during his two-day visit to Mamallapuram in Chennai.
Six more Tibetans have been detained at the Chennai airport after they arrived from Bengaluru. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Chennai on Friday to attend the second informal meet with President Xi Jinping.
He arrived by a special flight from Delhi and was received by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and Chief Minister K Palaniswami among others.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Chennai today at 2:10 pm. Later in the day, he'll leave for Mamallapuram where he'll visit three monuments (Arjuna’s Penance, Panch Rathas and Shore Temple).
After cultural performances at Shore Temple, he'll attend the dinner hosted by PM Modi. The Chinese city of Wuhan had hosted the first informal summit between Modi and Xi last year. The two leaders are expected to discuss various bilateral issues during their two-day meet concluding on Saturday.