Today, the United States President Donald Trump claims that “we have some reasonably decent news from India and Pakistan”, indicates a resolution amid growing tension between India and Pakistan over the past few days. During a press conference in Hanoi, President Trump’s comments on the sidelines of his meeting with North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, offered hope of ‘de-escalation’, just a day after aggression peaked with aerial combat between Indian and Pakistani fighter jets.
In answer to few questions, the US President replied that “I think reasonably attractive news from Pakistan and India, they have been going at it and we have been involved and have them stop, we have some reasonably decent news, hopefully, it’s going to be coming to an end, this has been going on for a long time, decades and decades.”
Earlier, the United States had called on Pakistan and India to “cease all cross-border military activity” and “take immediate steps to deescalate the situation, including through direct communication”.
Urging the neighboring country to make efforts for a “return of stability”, the US also asked Pakistan to abide by the UN Security Council commitments to deny terror outfits and terrorists ‘safe heaven’ and block their way of earnings as well.
The statement of the US President referred to the killing of 40 CRPF jawans in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir by Pak-based terror outfit JeM (Jaish-e-Mohammed) and said: “cross-border terrorism poses a grave threat to the security of the region”.
Two weeks after the deadly terror attack in Pulwama, India replied back by sending fighter jets to Pakistan’s Balakot and destroyed the biggest terrorist training camp of JeM.
On Wednesday, the government reported that Pakistani fighter jets had tried to target Indian military installations but were chased back by Indian fighter. A Pakistani aircraft F-16 was shot dead, informed the government sources.
Pakistan report that it has captured an IAF pilot, after which Indian government had put out a strong statement and claims that it expecting “immediate and safe return” of the pilot and showed a strong protest over the “unprovoked act of aggression by Pakistan”.
Earlier after the Pulwama attack, President Trump had said that “India is looking at something very strong. India just lost almost 50 people in the attack. I can understand that too.”
World powers have urged restraint in both the nations as tensions between India and Pakistan has already escalated.