‘Very nasty’ state of affairs alongside India-China border; prepared to assist ease stress: Trump

Washington, September 5

Describing the state of affairs alongside the India-China border as “very nasty”, US President Donald Trump has said that the Chinese are “going at it way more strongly” than a lot of people understand and he would “like to become involved and assist” ease the stress.

Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a bitter standoff in a number of locations in jap Ladakh for 4 months. Tensions flared up once more within the area after China unsuccessfully tried to occupy Indian territory within the southern financial institution of the Pangong lake six days in the past when the 2 sides have been engaged in diplomatic and navy talks to resolve the border row.

“While we’re at it, we’re speaking about China and India are going at it fairly good on the border, as you recognize. It’s been very nasty,” Trump advised reporters on Friday at a White House information convention in response to a query on Indian-Americans and the US-India relationship.

Trump reiterated that he’s speaking to each India and China concerning the state of affairs.

 “And we stand ready to help with respect to China and India. If we can do anything, we would love to get involved and help. And we are talking to both countries about that,” he mentioned.

His feedback got here on a day when Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held talks together with his Chinese counterpart Gen. Wei Fenghe in Moscow with a give attention to easing escalating border stress in jap Ladakh. They met on the sidelines of a gathering of the defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

When requested if China is bullying India, he mentioned that he hoped it’s not the case however famous that China is “certainly going at it”.

 “I hope not… But they (China) are certainly going at it. They are going at it much more strongly than a lot of people even understand,” Trump mentioned in response to a query. PTI

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