Donald Trump offers to mediate between India-China border dispute
New Delhi : The US President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered to mediate between the India and China tense border standoff, saying he was “ready, willing and able to mediate” between the two sides.
Mr Trump, who had earlier offered similar option for India and Pakistan dispute, made the latest offer via a tweet. He also said he had informed India and China of his offer.
“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!” he tweeted.
Indian officials did not make any instant response to the offer. It also could not be confirmed whether Trump had formally conveyed the offer to the Indian side.
On Tuesday, Indian government had clarified their stand on the matter and had mentioned that t would not allow any change in the status quo on the LAC and that it would respond to China’s actions with “strength and restraint”.
Meanwhile, India has dismissed allegations that its troops trespassed across the LAC and instead accused Chinese troops of hindering activities on the Indian side of the LAC.