Trump's Kashmir Blooper LIVE: No Request Was Made by PM Modi to US President for Mediation, Jaishankar Clarifies in Rajya Sabha
India, however, denied the claim, saying: “We have seen @POTUS's remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India & Pakistan, on Kashmir issue. No such request has been made by PM @narendramodi to US President."
Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted: "It has been India's consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross border terrorism. The Shimla Agreement & the Lahore Declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India & Pakistan bilaterally.”
The issue soon turned into a political slugfest, with the Opposition demanding clarification from PM Modi. The issue is likely to rock Parliament today, where External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar may issue a statement clearing the air.