Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a 30-minute telephonic conversation with US President Donald Trump, according to a PMO statement. The first Conversation since the government had scrapped Article 370 and annnounced its decision on Jammu and Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told U.S. President Donald Trump that encouraging anti-India violence will not ensure regional peace.
Without making any reference to Pakistan the Ministry of External Affairs said “In the context of the regional situation, the Prime Minister stated that extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace,”
While summing up the conversation with Donald Trump the Ministry of Eternal affairs said “He [the Prime Minister] highlighted the importance of creating an environment free from terror and violence and eschewing cross-border terrorism without exception”.
“The President conveyed the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan and maintaining peace in the region”, read a statement from White House.
The conversation was done soon after the day when White House reported a discussion between President Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Imran Khan also posted a series of tweets, in which he referred the Indian government as “fascist” and “racist” and called attention to the “nuclear arsenal” in its control.
“Prime Minister Khan conveyed Pakistan’s concern on recent developments in Kashmir and the threat they pose to regional peace”, said Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
“President Trump has made it very clear that his offer to mediate on Jammu and Kashmir is dependent on both India and Pakistan accepting it. Since India has not accepted the offer of mediation, he has made it clear that this is not on the table anymore,” said Harsh Vardhan Shringla, India’s ambassador to the US.