Prime Minister Narendra Modi knows how to deal with terrorism and the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan, United States President Donald Trump said on Tuesday while addressing the media on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Session in New York. Trump made the remarks in response to a query about tackling terrorism from Pakistan.
Asked about the heightened conflict between India and Pakistan over the abrogation of Article 370, the President said it will be great if PM Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan can "work out something" on Kashmir, distancing himself from any mediation between the two neighbours.
"It will be great if these two gentlemen can work out something on Kashmir," Trump said, a day after he met Prime Minister Khan and once again offered to mediate between Pakistan and India on the Kashmir issue if both sides agree.
This was their fourth meeting. The two leaders earlier met on Sunday in Houston and shared the stage at 'Howdy, Modi' gala event where they displayed a close friendship and a common vision on fighting terrorism.
Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. India's action evoked strong reactions from Pakistan which downgraded diplomatic ties with New Delhi and expelled the Indian Ambassador.
Pakistan has been trying to internationalise the Kashmir issue but India has asserted that the abrogation of Article 370 was its "internal matter". New Delhi has also asked Islamabad to accept the reality and stop its anti-India rhetoric.