India adamant that Modi did not seek US mediation over Kashmir issue

NEW-Delhi: India denied the United States of America President Donald Trump’s remarks that Prime Minister Modi asked Washington to mediate for the occupied Kashmir.


The spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar, said in a statement: “We have seen @POTUS’s remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India & Pakistan, on Kashmir issue. No such request has been made by PM @narendramodi to US President.

“It has been India’s consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross border terrorism.


Earlier today, Trump had offered to mediate the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan as he hosted Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House.

The Pakistani leader held a one-on-one meeting with the US head-of-state, wherein the latter offered to mediate the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan.


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