Trump's diplomatic outreach to Pakistan over Occupied Kashmir lockdown irks India
ISLAMABAD - Trump's diplomatic outreach to Pakistan over Occupied Kashmir lockdown irks India.
Indian analysts and media considers the second offer of Trump for helping resolve the Kashmir issue is more than just the diplomatic offer of mediation.
U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this month once again brought up the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) issue, offering ‘help’ to India and Pakistan. link get along with both countries very well. I am willing to help them if they want, they know that is out there,” he told reporters.
This marked a departure from Mr. Trump’s earlier offer to ‘mediate’ between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, made in July when he met Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House. India had not taken kindly to the statement.
Moeed Yusuf, associate vice-president of the Asia centre at the U.S. Institute of Peace, and author of *Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia* said he considered Mr. Trump’s statement “a mellowing down of that [earlier] position”, which he said was “not the U.S. policy position to begin with”. Mr. Yusuf also said that at the end of the day, Mr. Trump does genuinely want to be involved in these kind of very difficult high-profile international situations.