President of United States Donald Trump has said that his country has informed both India and China that they are ready to mediate between the two nations.
The statement comes as tensions between India and China in Ladakh are at it’s highest. According to reports over 10,000 Chinese troops have intruded into Indian territory and have pitched tents in the Galwan valley. India has also strengthened it’s troop presence in the region.
The US president while taking to his Twitter handle said, “We have informed both India and China that the United States is ready, willing and able to mediate or arbitrate their now raging border dispute. Thank you!”
Several areas along the LAC in Ladakh and North Sikkim have seen a military build-up by the Indian and Chinese armies, in a sign of escalating tension and hardening of positions by the two nations two weeks after they were engaged in separate face-offs.
The nearly 3,500-km-long LAC is the de-facto border between the two countries.