After Obama visit, India's Modi heads to China by end of May

February 2, 2015 12:01 PM

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After Obama visit, India's Modi heads to China by end of May

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China before his first anniversary in government on May 26, the foreign ministry said on Monday, in the latest symbolic move by the nationalist leader to cement India's ties with the world's major powers.

The announcement came a week after Modi received U.S. President Barack Obama in New Delhi, promising closer cooperation to maintain free navigation in the South China Sea, deeper defense ties including work on aircraft carrier technology and more civil nuclear collaboration.

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