Pentagon Chief jumps in to de escalate Pakistan India border tensions

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Pentagon Chief jumps in to de escalate Pakistan India border tensions

*WASHINGTON: Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is focused on de-escalating tensions between India and Pakistan and urged them both to avoid further military action, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, without saying if he had spoken with his counterparts from either nation.*

In a statement, the Pentagon said Shanahan had spoken with senior U.S. military officials about the situation.

“Acting Secretary Shanahan’s focus is on de-escalating tensions and urging both of the nations to avoid further military action,” the statement added.

On Wednesday, a United States’ think tank while expressing concern over the escalation between Pakistan and India termed it dangerous for the entire region.

In its report, Council on Foreign Relations, the US think tank, said that the rising tension between Pakistan and India would affect the whole region specially Afghanistan.

Terming the Indian intrusion wrong, the US think tank said that the New Delhi’s action was a ‘dangerous move’ to achieve political goals. The US think tank said that the current situation in very lethal for the regional peace.