India denies PM Modi asked Trump to mediate in Kashmir conflict | Daily News


 

India denies PM Modi asked Trump to mediate in Kashmir conflict


India has denied that PM Narendra Modi asked US President Donald Trump to mediate in the longstanding Kashmir conflict with Pakistan.

The Indian foreign ministry tweeted that "no such request" had been made, adding that all issues with Pakistan were "discussed only bilaterally".

Mr Trump's claim that he had been asked came as he hosted Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House.

Both India and Pakistan claim all of Kashmir, but control only parts of it.

Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar repeated in the parliament that Mr Trump's claims were not true.

But opposition MPs have demanded that Mr Modi should address the parliament on this issue. Rahul Gandhi, who recently resigned as the chief of main opposition Congress party, tweeted that the foreign ministry's denial wasn't enough.


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