PM Modi has never requested Trump to mediate on Kashmir issue

July 22. The Ministry of External affairs, Government of India, has reiterated long-held position that the Kashmir issue is to be discussed bilaterally between India and Pakistan. In a sharp rebuttal to U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments, the government denied that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had requested Mr. Trump to mediate between India and Pakistan.

Statement by the Official Spokesperson’s response to a query on President Trump’s remarks: 

“We have seen President Trump’s remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India and Pakistan, on the Kashmir issue. No such request has been made by Prime Minister to the 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. The Shimla Agreement and the Lahore Declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India and Pakistan bilaterally.”

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