PM Narendra Modi clears India's stand to Donald Trump on dialogue with Pakistan
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday cleared India's stand to the United States President Donald Trump over latter's request of a dialogue with Pakistan to clear Pakistan issue. PM Modi told Trump that “extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence” wasn’t conducive to peace.
In a 30-minute long phone call, PM Modi and Donald Trump shared their thoughts over rising tension between India and Pakistan, days after Jammu and Kashmir was made Union Territory with an end of Article 370 of Indian constitution.
A White House statement said Trump "conveyed the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan and maintaining peace in the region".
In last few days, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had been claiming that India is planning to conduct an action in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. India, on the other hand, has dismissed all allegations saying that matters related to Kashmir are internal matters of the nation.
Without referring to Pakistan and its leadership and the Kashmir issue, the external affairs ministry’s readout of the phone conversation quoted Modi as saying, in the context of the regional situation, that “extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace”.
Modi also “highlighted the importance of creating an environment free from terror and violence and eschewing cross-border terrorism without exception”. India, he said, is committed to “cooperate with anyone who followed this path, in fighting poverty, illiteracy and disease”.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Saturday cleared that India will not go for dialogue with Pakistan till the time they end terrorism completely.