PM Modi not in good mood over Ladakh standoff with China: Donald Trump
New Delhi : Reiterating his offer to mediate between brewing tension between India and China at Ladakh border, the US President Donald Trump said that he spoke with PM Narendra Modi over the 'big conflict' and he can assure that he is not in a 'good mood'.
Speaking with the reporters in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, Trump said a “big conflict” was going on between India and China.
“I like your prime minister a lot. He is a great gentleman,” the president said.
“Have a big conflict …India and China. Two countries with 1.4 billion people (each). Two countries with very powerful militaries. India is not happy and probably China is not happy,” he said when asked if he was worried about the border situation between India and China.
“I can tell you; I did speak to Prime Minister Modi. He is not in a good mood about what is going on with China,” Trump said.
On Thursday, Donald Trump had offered to mediate between India and China to resolve the border issue.
India on Wednesday said it was engaged with China to peacefully resolve the border row, in a carefully crafted reaction to Trump’s offer to arbitrate between the two Asian giants to settle their decades-old dispute.
“We are engaged with the Chinese side to peacefully resolve it,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, replying to a volley of questions at an online media briefing.