Modi forces Trump to backoff on Kashmir, he accepts it a bilateral issue

After making repeated offers for mediation on the “explosive Kashmor issue”, US President Donald Trump on Monday said India and Pakistan can sort the issue out between themselves as he held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in France.

Trump ceding to the fact that Kashmir is a bilateral issue is a big win for India as Pakistan has been trying to get global support after the government revoked special status for Jammu and Kashmir. “All issues between India and Pakistan are bilateral in nature, that is why we don’t bother any other country regarding them,” Trump said, adding that Modi told him the situation in Kashmir is under control.

“We spoke last night about Kashmir, Prime Minister really feels he has it under control. They speak with Pakistan and I’m sure that they will be able to do something that will be very good,” Trump said at the meeting.

The Prime Minister is in Biarritz to attend the G7 Summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

India is not a member country of the G7 and the invitation to participate in the summit was extended by France.