Donald Trump has announced that US is “willing and able” to mediate between India and China, amidst the raging border dispute between the two countries. The United States President took to his twitter handle to announce the decision.
The raging border dispute
There are multiple reports which state that the Indian and the Chinese armies are locked in a standoff at a few points along the Line of Actual Control. The reports add that the standoff has been on for the last few weeks. This is a follow-up to recent face-off at Ladakh.
Several regions along the LAC in Ladakh and North Sikkim have seen military action by the Indian and Chinese armies, in a sign of escalating tension and strengthening of positions by the two nations two weeks after they were engaged in separate face-offs. The almost 3500-km-long LAC is the de-facto border between the two countries.
Donald Trump responds on the topic
Amidst the standoff, US President Donald Trump decided to respond on the topic by saying that his country is willing to mediate between India and China on the issue. Between a series of tweets that were directed against Obama’s administration, Trump tweeted:
We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020
Trump announced that he has kept India and China informed of US’s offer to mediate between both the nations on the border dispute.
Earlier too, Donald Trump had come forward and expressed his desire to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. However, India had then declined the offer saying that the involvement of a “third party” was not required in the issue.