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Rajnath refutes Trump's Kashmir comment, says no question of any mediation

US President Donald Trump had on Monday claimed that Prime Minister Modi had asked him to play the role of a mediator on Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rajnath Singh
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

There was no discussion on Kashmir in the meeting between US President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Japan recently and there is no question of any mediation on the issue, Defence Minister said on Wednesday.

Making a statement in Lok Sabha, Singh said mediation on the Kashmir issue is ruled out as it is a question of pride for India.

"There was no discussion on Kashmir during the meeting between the Prime Minister and US President Trump in June. There is no question of any mediation on Kashmir issue," he said amid a walkout by the opposition which has been demanding a statement from Modi himself.

US President had on Monday claimed that Prime Minister Modi had asked him to play the role of a mediator on Kashmir.

External Affairs Minister had said in Parliament on Tuesday that Prime Minister Modi had made no such request to the US President.

First Published: Wed, July 24 2019. 12:35 IST
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