During the early period of Chinese Buddhism, the Indian early Buddhist schools recognized as important, and whose texts were studied, were the Dharmaguptakas, Mahīśāsakas, Kāśyapīyas, Sarvāstivādins, and the Mahāsāṃghikas.
Bodhidharma was an Indian Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century.
He was also notable for his translation of the Navagraha calendar into Chinese. E, the Matanaga avadha was translated into Chinese.although the original is believed to date earlier.
It gives the lengths of monthly shadows of a 12-inch gnomon, which is the standard parameter of Indian astronomy. From the 1st century onward Lalitavistara was translated into Chinese several times.
However, since the late 1980s, both countries have successfully rebuilt diplomatic and economic ties.
In 2008, China became India's largest trading partner and the two countries have also extended their strategic and military relations..
The two countries failed to resolve their border dispute and Indian media outlets have repeatedly reported Chinese military incursions into Indian territory.
According to a 2014 BBC World Service Poll, 33% of Indians view China positively, with 35% expressing a negative view, whereas 27% of Chinese people view India positively, with 35% expressing a negative view.
Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch.
Despite growing economic and strategic ties, there are several hurdles for India and the PRC to overcome.
India faces trade imbalance heavily in favour of China.
India's insistence to raise South China Sea in various multilateral forums subsequently did not help that beginning once again, the relationship facing suspicion from Indian administration and media alike. China and India today share a border with Nepal and Bhutan acting as buffer states.
Parts of the disputed Kashmir region claimed by India are claimed and administered by either Pakistan (Azad Kashmir and Gilgit and Baltistan) or by the PRC (Aksai Chin).
He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch.