India-China clash: “It’s very tough situation. They’ve got big problem,” says Trump

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The United States President Donald Trump, again, has claimed that his country is talking to both India and China to help them resolve their border issues, reported Press Trust of India.

“It’s a very tough situation. We’re talking to India. We’re talking to China. They’ve got a big problem there,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House before boarding Marine 1 on his way to his first post-COVID19 election rally in Oklahoma.

“They’ve come to blows, and we’ll see what happens. We’ll try and help them out,” Trump said when asked about his assessment of the situation between India and China.

Last Monday, in freezing Galwan Valley, both armies engaged in the deadliest clash of the last four decades, where at least twenty Indian army personnel were killed. The Indian army claimed that both sides suffered casualties, however, China didn’t confirm any.

The United States has accused China of escalating border tension with India and other neighbours by trying to take benefit of these countries busy fighting coronavirus pandemic.

“The PLA (People’s Liberation Army) has escalated border tensions with India, the world’s most populous democracy. It’s militarizing the South China Sea and illegally claiming more territory there, threatening vital sea lanes,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, in a major speech on China a day earlier.

During a phone call on 2 June that Mr. Trump had with Prime Minister Modi, they did discuss the situation on the Indo-China border, McEnany said.

“Trump and Modi have a terrific relationship and trust between them,” Al Mason, co-chair of the Trump Victory Indian American Finance Committee said, adding that the statements coming from the White House, the State Department and the US Embassy in New Delhi is reflective of this.

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