Government sources said that there was no question of any discussion on the Kashmir issue as it is India's sovereign matter.
Police whisked away a person with Tibetan flag who attempted to stage a sudden protest and were seen restraining him from raising any slogans.
The High Court had given permission to both State and Centre government to erect banners for the talks between the world leaders in Mamallapuram.
Ahead of the summit, the Chinese media said the Modi-Xi meeting would focus more on 'how to move beyond the past and present differences to forge a cooperative partnership.'
While Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi begin their informal summit in Mahabalipuram today, Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong says the two nations pose no threat to each other.
According to Chinese statistics, the bilateral trade between the two neighbours touched a historic high of USD 95.54 billion in 2018.