US President Trump telephones PM Imran Khan after contacting Modi

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MPA (400+ posts)


ISLAMABAD — The Latest on tensions in the disputed Kashmir region (all times local):
5 a.m.
The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken by telephone with Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, on the need to reduce tensions and moderate rhetoric with India.
Earlier in the day, the White House said Trump had a similar call with India’s prime minister over the situation in Kashmir.
White House spokesman Judd Deere says the president “reaffirmed the need to avoid escalation of the situation, and urged restraint on both sides.”
Pakistan and India have fought two wars over control of Kashmir since they won independence from British colonialists in 1947.
Tensions have increased since Aug. 5, when New Delhi downgraded the autonomy of Muslim-majority Kashmir.
The White House says Trump and Khan also agreed to work together to strengthen cooperation on trade.

President Donald Trump has spoken with India’s prime minister about the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan amid growing tensions in the region.

Pakistan said Monday that Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding another.

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley says Trump spoke with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the importance of maintaining peace in the region.

Pakistan and India have fought two wars over control of Kashmir since they won independence from British colonialists in 1947.

Pakistan and Indian often exchange fire in the Himalayan region, but tensions have increased since Aug. 5, when New Delhi downgraded the autonomy of Muslim-majority Kashmir. Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir lifted some security restrictions Monday in the main city of Srinagar after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout.
Pakistan says Indian troops have fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding another.

Pakistan and Indian often exchange fire in the Himalayan region, but tensions have increased since Aug. 5 when New Delhi changed the status of Indian-administered Kashmir, which is split between them and claimed by both.

Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement Monday that civilian casualties occurred Sunday because of “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by India in the border villages of Hot Spring and Chirikot.

It said Pakistan summoned an Indian diplomat and lodged a protest over continued ceasefire violations, which “are a threat to regional peace.”

Pakistan and India have fought two wars over control of Kashmir since they won independence from British colonialists in 1947.

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Londoner/Lahori

Minister (2k+ posts)
trump is safeguarding Indian interests, this is the mediation trump mentioned during IKs visit to Washington, after swallowing Kashmir modi wanted trump to pressure Pakistan to cool things down, and India walk away victoriously 🙉
What a fucking plawa.
IK doesn’t need to trust trump, in this scenario, just raise the awareness level internationally, and keep pushing India into a corner, in the meantime pressure will gradually build within India as well, and modi sarkar will crack.
Dogs do bark, and will always bark.
Look below, who gives a monkey 🐒 about these losers✊
 
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Dr Adam

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Undoubtedly this NAZI HITLER and FASCIST phrase coined by our Prime Minister for Modi is hurting Modi big time!
 

stargazer

Minister (2k+ posts)
I know Modi’s India is strong economically however, PMIK diplomacy put modi on back foot first time in last 30 years. Modi started a danger game but he’s scared now.
I am not so sure about the economic state of india, they definitely have done a lot of propaganda about it. You should hear Ruchir Sharma on NDTV interview he did with Roy in January 2019.
 
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