New Delhi, May 28: India on Friday denied United States President Donald Trump’s claims that he contacted Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the border dispute with China. News agency ANI quoting sources in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that the last time both the leaders had a conversation was on April 4, 2020. That time PM Modi and Trump had a discussion on Hydroxychloroquine.
On Thursday, the MEA had also made it clear that India is directly in touch with China through established mechanisms and diplomatic contacts to resolve the border standoff in eastern Ladakh. Meanwhile, The US President on May 28 claimed reiterated his offer to mediate on the border dispute between India and China. He said that he spoke with PM Modi about the “big conflict” and asserted that the Indian Prime Minister is not in a “good mood” over the latest flare-ups between the two countries.
Speaking with the reporters in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, Trump said a “big conflict” was going on between India and China. “I like your prime minister a lot. He is a great gentleman,” the president said. “Have a big conflict …India and China. Two countries with 1.4 billion people (each).
Video Trump Saying That He Spoke to PM Modi Over Border dispute With China:
#WATCH "We have a big conflict going on between India & China, 2 countries with 1.4 billion people & very powerful militaries. India is not happy & probably China is not happy, I did speak to PM Modi, he is not in a good mood about what's going on with China": US President Trump pic.twitter.com/1Juu3J2IQK
— ANI (@ANI) May 28, 2020
Two countries with very powerful militaries. India is not happy and probably China is not happy,” he said when asked if he was worried about the border situation between India and China. “I can tell you; I did speak to Prime Minister Modi. He is not in a good mood about what is going on with China,” Trump said.
The US President on Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China came amid rising tensions between both the countries. The US president Trump tweeted, “We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute. Thank you!”