The US President Donald Trump reiterated his offer to mediate on the Borders Dispute between India and China. Donald Trump said that he spoke to Narendra Modi regarding the border tensions between India and China. Further, he asserted that the PM Modi is not in a good mood regarding the rising border tensions and disputes with China. During an interview at the Oval Office, Trump said a ‘Big Conflict’ is going on between India and China.
The President further said that he likes PM Modi. And the Conflict between India and China is significant. Because both the countries consist of 1.4 billion population. Both two countries have potent militaries. Also, India, as well as China, are not happy with the rising border tension.
The US President Donald Trump offered a day before to Mediate between India and China. He tweeted on Wednesday that he is ready to mediate between the two countries. However, Trump reiterated his offer while answering a question to his tweet by saying that I will negotiate if called for help.
Response To Trump’s Offer
On Wednesday, India said that it is looking to resolve the border issue peacefully. India carefully reacted to Trump’s offer of Mediating the border dispute between India and China. Anurag Srivastava, the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, said that we are engaging with China to resolve the issue peacefully. However, the Chinese External Ministry hasn’t reacted to the tweet of Donald Trump yet.
An op-ed in the state-run Global Time said that both countries do not require any help from the side of US President. Further, it said that the two countries should keep an eye on the US. The US can exploit every situation that can create waves, which can result in jeopardizing the region’s peace and order. Zhao Lijian, the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, has said that India and China have proper mechanisms to resolve the border issues peacefully. Further, India and China both have established communication channels to resolve the issue. Previously, Trump has also offered to mediate between India and Pakistan, which was rejected by New Delhi.
The situation in the eastern Ladakh deteriorated after the violent exchanges of fire between 250 Indian and Chinese Soldiers. Subsequently, both sides decided to disengage in the intense exchange, followed by a meeting between the commanders. This incident took place in Pangong Tso after a similar instance in Sikkim.