Recently, Trump offered a mediation from his side on the border conflict between India and China. Repeating his offer, on Thursday, Trump said that he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He further said that PM Modi is not in a “good mood” over the “big conflict” between the two countries.
“They like me in India. I think they like me in India more than the media likes me in this country. And, I like Modi. I like your prime minister a lot. He is a great gentleman,” he said.
“They have a big conflict …India and China. Two countries with 1.4 billion people (each). Two countries with very powerful militaries. India is not happy and probably China is not happy,” the president said when asked if he was worried about the border situation between India and China.
Anurag Srivastava, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson replied to a media briefing that they are engaged with the Chinese to have a peaceful solution to this problem.
He further said that not only at military levels but on diplomatic levels, both countries have established mechanisms to resolve situations. Situations like arising in border regions can be cleared peacefully through dialogues.
Beijing: Both Countries Do Not Require Help From The US’ President To Solve Border Dispute
However, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has not yet reacted to Trump’s tweet. Moreover, this offer surprised Beijing. It said that in these times both countries do not require any help from the US’ President.
It added that this dispute can be easily solved bilaterally by China and India. The two countries should keep alert on the US, which exploits every chance to create waves that jeopardise regional peace and order, it said.
On Wednesday, in Beijing, Zhao Lijian Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said that both countries will resolve the issues through dialogue and consultations. He added that China and India have proper mechanisms and communication channels for it.
Previously, Trump made an offer to act as a mediator between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue. However, New Delhi rejected this proposal.
The violence took place in Pangong Tso left around 100 Indian and Chinese soldiers injured.
On May 9, a similar incident followed in North-Sikkim.