US President Trump on Wednesday said that United States is willing and able to mediate or arbitrate on India-China border dispute. US President said as the Border dispute between India and China is raging, United States is willing and able to mediate or arbitrate. 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, said US President Donald Trump in his statement. US President's tweet came at a time when Indian Army & Chinese PLA are engaged at multiple fronts at coinciding border since starting of May.
This is not the first occasion when US President Trump pitched for mediation in bilateral engagements in South Asia. Earlier US President during meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan last year, also pitched for arbitration in Jammu & Kashmir, if both countries would ask.
Recently Indian Govt sources hinted that India will remain firm on the ground in the ongoing troop confrontations in eastern Ladakh where it said China has violated the unresolved boundary and obstructed Indian patrols even as India remains committed to a peaceful and diplomatic resolution. Top government sources said India will continue to defend its interests resolutely, deploy 'appropriate resources' and work for a peaceful resolution of the dispute, indicating that troops in a forward position will resist the Chinese intrusions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
India will soon resume border infrastructure construction activities derailed by the coronavirus pandemic, but will remain open and flexible in diplomatic talks with China in a bid to resolve the military faceoff in the Himalayas range, sources 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020