India denies Trump’s claim of recent conversation with PM Modi over China logjam

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India on Friday stated that there has been no recent contact between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump over China logjam. The last conversation between the two leaders took place on April 4, 2020, on the subject of Hydroxychloroquine. Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Ministry of External Affairs had also made it clear that India is directly in touch with China through the established mechanisms and diplomatic contacts.

While Reiterating his offer to mediate on the border dispute between India and China, US President Donald Trump has said that he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but he is not in a “good mood” over the “big conflict” between the two countries.

“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 said.

He added that “If they (India and China) thought it would help if I were the mediator or arbitrator, I would do that.”

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Trump’s offer came on a day when China took an apparently conciliatory tone as it said that the situation at the border with India is “overall stable and controllable.” In Beijing, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday stated that both China and India have proper mechanisms and communication channels to resolve the issues through dialogue and consultations.

-PTC News