Indo-Pak Tensions: New Delhi rejects US mediation offer

05 Apr, 2017 9:49 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – India has on Wednesday rebuffed United States offer to mediate between the nuclear arch rivals after Washington declared its willingness to play a role in de-escalating tensions between the two neighbours.

The offer, which comes amidst rising tensions along the Line of Control (LoC), has been rejected by New Delhi, saying it believes bilateral redressal of all India-Pakistan disputes — in an environment free from violence and terror — is the way forward.

Earlier, the United States had indicated that the Trump administration will try to be a part of efforts to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan.

Addressing a press conference in New York, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that Trump’s administration is concerned about the relationship between India and Pakistan and wants to solve any sort of conflict between the two countries.

Meanwhile, the United Nations has said that its military observer group has been mandated to monitor the ceasefire violations in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region.

UN Secretary General’s Spokesman Stephne Dujarric said in a statement that UN has been voicing concerns over the continuing tensions between India and Pakistan. He underlined the need for a peaceful and negotiated solution of Kashmir dispute.

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