US urges steps to lower tension between Pakistan, India
WASHINGTON – The US State department has urged the two neighbours to resolve their issues and take steps to lower the tensions after tensions grew on both sides following some harsh statements from the Indian political leadership, 92 News reported.
As per reports, the US State department spokesperson Jeff Rathke said that the relationship between India and Pakistan is critical to advancing peace and stability in South Asia. “We believe that both Pakistan and India have a mutual interest in eliminating the threat posed by violent extremism and terrorism,” the spokesman added.
Earlier, Indian PM Modi accused Pakistan of creating “nuisance” and “constantly” troubling India by promoting terrorism in a recent visit to Dhaka.
Also, India’s information minister, Rajyavardhan Rathore, said Indian forces had pushed deep into Burma for an anti-militant operation in a newspaper interview. He called the operation a “message” to countries such as Pakistan that it will not hesitate to pursue threats beyond its borders.
“We will strike when we want to,” Rathore, a retired army officer.