Amid India-China tension, I am trying to help them: Donald Trump
"It's a very tough situation. We're talking to India. We're talking to China. They've got a big problem there," Trump told reporters at the White House before boarding Marine 1 on his way to his first post-COVID-19 election rally in Oklahoma.
"They've come to blows, and we'll see what happens. We'll try and help them out," Trump said.
In a recent clash between India and China troops, 20 Indian soldiers were martyred while defending their country region at Galwan Valley in Ladakh. According to US intelligence sources, more than 35 Chinese soldiers were also killed during the skirmish.
The United States has been standing with India and claimed that China is escalating border tension with India and other neighbours by trying to take benefit of these countries busy fighting coronavirus pandemic.
"The PLA (People's Liberation Army) has escalated border tensions with India, the world's most populous democracy. It's militarizing the South China Sea and illegally claiming more territory there, threatening vital sea lanes," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, in a major speech on China a day earlier.