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Hold on for PM Narendra Modi’s Match, says India on Trump’s Pakistan mediation Opinion

Last updated on September 24, 2019

Since US President Donald Trump again talked about his openness to mediate between India and Pakistan, India on Tuesday claimed that New Delhi’s position on third party mediation was well understood and was underlined previously.

Let’s wait for the assembly,” A Gitesh Sarma, secretary (west) from the external affairs ministry told reporters.

The two leaders have made a joint appearance at the prime minister’s’Howdy Modi’ occasion in Houston during the weekend which New Delhi had explained as extravagant and historical.

In the Houston occasion, Trump had pledged to battle”revolutionary Islamic warfare “, drawing loud applause in the 50,000-strong crowd of American-Indians and afterward, at PM Modi’s petition, received a standing ovation for his stance on terror.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan by his side in a media briefing, President Donald Trump declared an immediate query about Pakistan-based terror and offered to mediate on the Kashmir problem if the two nations wanted him.

Trump did indicate the 2 parties – India and Pakistan – needed to consent to mediation, but seemed to feel that New Delhi could come around to it at any stage.

“If they arrived… and in any stage, India could come. I have an excellent relationship with Prime Minister Khan,” he said, hinting that he had been an”extremely excellent arbitrator” that had never failed previously.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar declined to comment on Trump’s deal except to worry that India’s stance on third party mediation was asked and known journalists to wait around for PM Modi’s meeting with Trump.

New Delhi anticipates that the message from PM Modi’s meeting Trump would explain that the US President’s deal and re-emphasize India’s rejection of any mediation effort with its neighbor.

It’s also a concept that New Delhi had anticipated would have reached the White House. Before Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his US trip, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale had remembered the PM’s straightforward stand in his interview with President Trump.

“I believe that the Prime Minister has made it quite clear in front of the media throughout the interview with President Trump in Osaka what India’s place is on this issue. I don’t want to add anything additional, that’s a really clear and thorough statement. India doesn’t see a function for anyone in mediating with this particular matter,” Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale had stated.