PM Modi is not in a “good mood” over the borders with China: Trump
Washington – Reiterating his offer to mediate border disputes between India and China, US President Donald Trump said he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was not in a good mood over the “big conflict” between the two countries.
Contacting reporters in the White House oval office on Thursday, Trump said there was a “big conflict” between India and China.
“They like me in India. I think they like me better in India than the media, and that includes the media. And I love Modi. I really like the prime minister. He’s a great gentleman,” he said.
“They have a big conflict between India and China. Two countries with 1.4 billion people (each). Two countries have very strong military forces. India is not happy and China is probably not happy either,” the president said when asked if he was worried- e the border situation between India and China.
“I can tell you; I spoke to Prime Minister Modi. Not in a good mood about the events with China,” Trump said.
A day earlier, the president offered to mediate between India and China.
Trump said in a tweet on Wednesday that he was “ready, willing and able to mediate” between the two countries.
In response to a question on his tweet, Trump reiterated his offer, saying that if called for help, “I would do it (mediate). If they thought it would ‘help with meditation or arbitration,’ I would.” – He told.
India said on Wednesday that it would work peacefully to resolve the line, working with China, in response to Trump’s arbitrary choice of court among Asian giants to decide a decade-long dispute.
“We are committed to the Chinese side to find a peaceful solution,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava in response to a multitude of questions at the online media briefing.
“The two sides have established mechanisms at both military and diplomatic levels to resolve any situation that may arise in the border areas, through dialogue and through these channels, and remain committed,” he said.
While the Chinese State Department is not yet responding to Trump’s tweet, which has seemingly surprisedly caught Beijing, state management Global Times staff said both countries do not need such help from the U.S. president.
“China and India can resolve the recent dispute bilaterally. The two countries must warn the United States, which is taking every opportunity to create waves that threaten regional peace and order,” he said.
Trump’s unexpected offer came on a day when China was clearly making a peaceful voice when it claimed that the situation at the Indian border was “overall stable and verifiable”.
In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday that China and India have the appropriate mechanisms and communication channels to resolve the issue through dialogue and consultation.
Trump had previously offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue – a proposal that New Delhi rejected.
The situation in eastern Ladakh has deteriorated after some 250 Chinese and Indian soldiers took part in a violent confrontation on the evening of 5 May, which passed the day before the parties agreed to “leave” following a meeting at the convention level. local commanders.
More than 100 Indian and Chinese soldiers were injured in the violence.
The Pangong Tso incident was followed by a similar incident in North Sikkim on 9 May.
On 5 May, Indian and Chinese army personnel collided with iron sticks, sticks, and even carried out stone work around Lake Pangong Tso, where soldiers on both sides suffered injuries.
In a separate event, nearly 150 Indian and Chinese military personnel took part in a confrontation near Naku La Pass in the Sikkim sector on 9 May. At least ten soldiers on both sides were injured.
There was a 73-day departure of Indian and Chinese troops at the Doklam three nodes in 2017, which even sparked fears of war between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.
The dispute between India and China covers the 3,488 km long actual line of control. China says Arunachal Pradesh is part of southern Tibet, while India disputes it.
Both sides argued that peace and tranquility in the border areas should be maintained until the border issue is finally resolved.