Distancing himself from any mediation, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will get along on Kashmir.
“I really believe that Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Khan will get along when they get to know each other,” Trump said in response to a question. “I think a lot of good things will come from that meeting… It will be great if they can work out something on Kashmir.”
Tensions between India and Pakistan soared following New Delhi’s decisions to abrogate Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the region into two Union Territories (UTs). Pakistan has downgraded its diplomatic ties and suspended bilateral trade with India in the aftermath of the move.
India has maintained that its constitutional decisions on Kashmir is its internal matter — a stance that has been supported by many countries around the world.