Both of them took stock of positive developments since the Wuhan informal summit and exchanged views on further strengthening of India-China relations, the Indian embassy in Beijing said in a statement.
The Nikkei Asian Review said in the report: "Xi intends to visit India as early as February in a move seen at countering Washington's increasingly antagonistic trade policy and aggressive Indo-Pacific diplomacy.
"Xi hopes to visit ahead of India's general elections due by May. An Indian source said the visit would be in February at the earliest, but a Chinese source said it will be after China's National People's Congress in March."
When contacted by IANS, a diplomatic source denied knowledge of such a meet.
Another official pleaded ignorance about the matter.
Earlier, a source told IANS that trade will be a major focus in the bilateral ties with New Delhi pushing for more access to Chinese markets.
Indian has a $57 billion trade deficit with China, which is its largest trade partner.
Although the festering border dispute is a key irritant between the two nations, China and India have pledged not to let it affect other aspects of their ties.
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