Greeting the people of China on the occasion of their National Day, PM Modi in a message said relations between the two nations date back to centuries encompassing spiritualism, learning, art, trade and respect for each other's civilisation.
"As I have said earlier, both countries reflect, in many ways, similar aspirations, challenges and opportunities, and can be inspired by each other's successes," he said.
"At a time when the world looks towards Asia, the progress and prosperity of China and India, and our close cooperation, have the potential to shape a peaceful and stable future for Asia," the Prime Minister added.
"In recent times, we have deepened our engagement across the full spectrum of our ties, and laid emphasis on deepening mutual trust and confidence, and expansion of people-to-people ties. And we will continue our endeavours in this direction," he said.