India- China: Informal summit at Mamallapuram
Both the leaders will be informally meeting at the coastal town of Mamallapuram near Chennai on October 11-13.
- This is the second India-China informal summit between both the countries, first being in Wuhan.
- Informal summit lacks the pomp, protocol and ceremony formal ones, including delegation-level talks and pre-set agenda of the meeting.
- Both the leaders are likely to visit several monuments in Mamallapuram, including the Pancha Rathas, Shore Temple and Arjuna?s Penance.
Mamallapuram is 50 Km from Chennai and was popularly known as Seven Pagodas to European travellers of 16th century. This place has unparalleled architecture which includes rock-cut temples, caves, open-air base reliefs built by Pallavas rulers. It has been declared as UNESCO world heritage site.