Modi, Xi to focus on trade and investment, as tensions flare up along their disputed border

Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks aimed at boosting trade and Chinese investment even as their troops face-off along their disputed border in the Himalayas.

Xi was given a ceremonial welcome Thursday at the presidential palace in New Delhi. Later, Xi visited a memorial to Mohandas Gandhi to pay homage to India's independence leader.

But while XI and Modi meet, Chinese and Indian troops were involved in a face-off along their border in the Ladakh region in northern India.

Indian spokesman Syed Akbaruddin says India will raise the border problems with the Chinese leader during the talks.

India and China have held several rounds of talks to resolve their differences over the border.