Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Chennai and took to Twitter to share images of his grand welcome by the Tamil Nadu government ahead of his informal meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mamallapuram’s Shore Temple.

PM Modi was received by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Edappadi Palaniswami, and was honoured with flowers and Madrasi silk stoles as he reached Chennai.

In his tweet, PM Modi expressed his glee over the upcoming summit and said that the event will “strengthen ties between India and China”.

“Landed in Chennai. I am happy to be in the great land of Tamil Nadu, known for its wonderful culture and hospitality. It is gladdening that Tamil Nadu will host President Xi Jinping. May this Informal Summit further strengthen ties between India and China (SIC),” PM Modi’s tweet read.