Chinese premier Li Keqiang's maiden visit to India symbolises the rising significance of New Delhi to Beijing as the two Asian giants seek to overcome a chequered past in order to broaden strategic ties and boost bilateral trade. Li would reach India on May 19 and would also visit Pakistan, Germany and Switzerland during his week-long foray. China and India have long looked with suspicion at each other that saw some respite this month after India's foreign minister visited China last week. Both sides are trying to play down the flare up and have signalled their desire to make progress on the border dispute. New Delhi has asserted that the boundary dispute should be pursued by both countries as a strategic objective. Sino-India experts are however trying to look at all the sides of the visit.