The American leader sees himself as a mediator between Beijing and New Delhi, whose relations have escalated.
US President Donald Trump said he was ready to mediate in the conflict between India and China. He announced this at a briefing at the White House on May 28.
вЂњThere is a big conflict between India and China. Two countries with a population of 1.4 billion people (each), two countries with a very powerful army. India is not enthusiastic and, perhaps, China is not enthusiastic. I can say that I talked with the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and he is not at all well-tuned about what is happening in relations with China, вЂњsaid the American leader.
At the same time, Trump called Modi вЂњa wonderful gentleman.вЂќ
вЂњI would do it if they think it will help. I would become a mediator or arbiter,вЂќ he added.
Recall that after the fight between the Chinese and Indian border guards, several Indian infantry battalions were transferred to the line of actual control in Ladakh, replacing the border with China.
A few days earlier, India and China had transferred a number of units to Ladakh.
The official reasons for the increase in tension are not called, but the media noted that Beijing is outraged by the completion of the construction of a 255-kilometer road that rises to the Karakoram pass and allows the Indian army to quickly transfer forces to the necessary places.