Home Government and Policy India rejects US president Donald Trump’s claim that PM Modi had requested him to mediate on Kashmir issue

India rejects US president Donald Trump’s claim that PM Modi had requested him to mediate on Kashmir issue

The official statement issued by White House on Imran Khan’s visit does not mention anything about Kashmir

India has denied the claim made by United States President Donald Trump that Indian PM had requested him to mediate on the Kashmir issue. Raveesh Kumar, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, confirmed that no such request has been made by Narendra Modi. He added, “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. The Shimla Agreement & the Lahore Declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India & Pakistan bilaterally”.

Earlier today President of USA Donald Trump had created a storm by claiming that he was requested by Narendra Modi on the long-standing Kashmir dispute. He had made this comment while addressing a joint press conference with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Washington DC.

On a question on Kashmir, Imran Khan had said that the President of the most powerful country in the world is best suited to resolve the issue, and he requested Trump to mediate between India and Pakistan. To this Trump responded, “I was with Prime Minister Modi two weeks ago, we talked about this subject, and he actually said, ‘would you like to be a mediator, or arbitrator’, I said where, he said Kashmir”. He added, if I can help, I would love to be a mediator. Although he also said that it is impossible that two incredible countries with very smart leadership can’t solve a problem like this. But if you would want me to mediate or arbitrate, I would be willing to do.

- Ad - - article resumes -

Imran Khan was visibly elated with this reply, who said that Trump will have the prayer of over a billion people if he can mediate on this issue.

It was expected that India will deny this claim by POTUS, and the MEA issues the statement on Twitter within just an hour of the news of the comment became available. The MEA spokesperson said that no such request thas been made by PM Narendra Modi to the US President.

It has been India’s longstanding position that Kashmir is a bilateral issue and no third party intervention is welcome. Pakistan has been trying to bring the issue to the international level, have tried to bring various countries and UN as mediators, but India has been successfully resisting that attempt.

It may be noted that although president Trump claimed about Modi requesting him to mediate on Kashmir, in the official statement issued by White House on Imran Khan’s visit, it was not mentioned. The statement does not even mention Kashmir. Therefore it can be presumed PM Modi has not made any such request with the president, and he may have misunderstood something Modi said during their meeting at the G-20 summit in Japan last month.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.

Big Story

While the date of the recording is not clear, it can be inferred from above conversation that it took place sometime in July.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

To Advertise on Opindia.com Click here

Army veteran Surendra Poonia receives threats from Pakistan, files online complaint with cyber crime portal

Major Poonia shared screenshots of the threats he has been receiving as well as screenshot of message which said how an unknown number had threatened to character assassinate him and malign him.
Google search shows images of Pakistan PM Imran Khan on search of Bhikari

Old controversy resurfaces: Google throws up images of Pakistan PM Imran Khan when searched for “Bhikari”

This controversy is, however, not new. In December 2018, a resolution had been submitted in Punjab Assembly, Pakistan to summon Google CEO and question him as to why Imran Khan's images show up when one searches for the word 'Bhikari'.

Harvard alumnus IAS officer says Harvard group’s petition demanding release of Shah Faesal was opposed by majority of group members

Harvard alumnus says majority group members had opposed few friends of Shah Faesal who released the statement

Deplorable ‘journalists’ further Pakistan propaganda and undermine India: Why should their patriotism not be questioned

Indian 'journalists' and 'intellectuals' have taken up the mantle of peddling the Pakistan narrative on Kashmir it appears.

The Wire and IndiaSpend’s Factchecker journalist caught trying to manipulate Dalit victims who were attacked by local Muslims to prove ‘no hate crime’

While the date of the recording is not clear, it can be inferred from above conversation that it took place sometime in July.

Shehla Rashid inciting people by sharing fake news, claims of torture and excessive force being used against Kashmiris untrue: Indian Army

In a series of tweets, Rashid had alleged that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is grim and that the armed forces are using excessive force on the Kashmiris.

Blast from the past: These past tweets of Kashmiri politicians daring PM Modi to scrap Article 370 are amusing

With today's proposal of revoking Article 370, Kashmir, which had riders attached to it, is now part of India without any conditions.

Barkha Dutt’s strange coincidences with a Kashmiri who wished death upon PM Modi and Amit Shah

Idrees ul Haq, with whom Barkha Dutt had a series of ‘coincidences’ is a known separatist sympathiser
Afghanistan's ambassador in the US slam's Pakistan's attempts to link Kashmir issue with Afghan peace process

Afghanistan officially snubs Pakistan, says attempt to link Afghanistan issue with Kashmir is ‘reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible’

Pakistan has been completely rattled ever since India decided to dilute Article 370 and proceeded to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir
Shehla Rashid bats for Armed insurgency in Kashmir

Criminal complaint filed against freelance protestor Shehla Rashid for spreading fake news against Indian Army

Earlier in the day, freelance protestor-turned-politician Shehla Rashid, who has an illustrious career of peddling fake news, Shehla Rashid in a series of tweets had attempted to incite people by sharing false claims of torture and excessive force being used against Kashmiris.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
[newsletter_form type="minimal"]
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post