US has good, growing relationship with Narendra Modi: White House after India's denial of Donald Trump's Kashmir mediation claim

India's External affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that the Indian prime minister never asked for it and the issue of Kashmir was never discussed between Trump and Modi. India says Kashmir is a bilateral issue.

Press Trust of India July 26, 2019 12:49:01 IST
US has good, growing relationship with Narendra Modi: White House after India's denial of Donald Trump's Kashmir mediation claim
  • White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway was responding to a question on the denial by the Indian government that Modi requested Trump to arbitrate on the Kashmir issue

  • Earlier this week, Trump stunned India during a joint media availability by saying that Modi had asked for such a mediation

  • Trump said Modi asked for this during their meeting in June in Japan on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit

Washington: The United States has a very good and growing relationship with India, the White House said on Thursday.

US has good growing relationship with Narendra Modi White House after Indias denial of Donald Trumps Kashmir mediation claim

Donald Trump during a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Oval Office of the White House. AP

"We have a very good and growing relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian government," White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters during a press gaggle.

She was responding to a question on the denial by the Indian government that Modi requested President Donald Trump to "mediate or arbitrate" on the Kashmir issue.

Earlier this week, Trump stunned India during a joint media availability with Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan by saying that Modi had asked for such a mediation. Trump said Modi asked for this during their meeting in June in Japan on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit.

India's External affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said Modi never asked for it and the issue of Kashmir was never discussed between the two leaders. India says Kashmir is a bilateral issue.

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