>> Traveling mostly without aides, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, flew into te Chinese city of Wu-Han on Friday to break bread with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The meeting comes just months after a 73 day military face-off on a remote part of their shared Himalayan border. As Reuter's Sanjeev Miglani explains from New Delhi, the mountain standoff is just one source of tension between Asia's most populous countries.
>> They have a lot of ground to cover, between, there is a dispute that has been running over for 40 years plus over the border. For China, the concern is the presence of the Tibetan Dalai Lama in India.>> China's had growing concerns about efforts by the United States to draw India into a Maritime packed with Australia and Japan, that China sees as a threat, and India's upset by Chinese boat and road investment in Pakistan administered Kashmir, but there have been efforts to cool the jets.
Just last month India banned Tibetans from holding a rally with the Dalai Lama in Delhi to mark the 60th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule, and China recently dropped its objections to an international push to put Pakistan, India's arch rival, on a grey list of countries not making enough effort to tackle terrorist financing.
>> The setting is basically designed to instill conversation on a more informal basis where they can look at each other in the eye, layout their concerns, and their aspirations. These two leaders both are strong men in their countries that are attempting to make history.>> Modi will travel to China again in June.