*NEW DELHI - **Frustrated India strongly responds over US President Donald Trump’s talk with Pakistan PM Imran Khan.*
“No such request has been made by PM Narendra Modi to US President,” Raveesh Kumar, the spokesperson for the ministry of external affairs, said in a tweet link.
It has been India’s consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally, Kumar said. “Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross border terrorism.”
The statement from India comes a few minutes after President Trump offered his role as a mediator to resolve the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan in a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House.
“If I can help, I would love to be a mediator,” Trump said. “If I can do anything to help, let me know.”