India-Pakistan-And we have some reasonably decent news, hopefully that’s going to be coming to an end,” said Trump.

Source: CNN

Meanwhile, hot off the heals of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, US President Donald Trump addressed the crisis in Kashmir and alluded to possible US attempts to deescalate the situation.

“They’ve been going at it, and we’ve been involved in trying to have them stop. And we have some reasonably decent news, hopefully that’s going to be coming to an end,” said Trump.

Pakistan’s Finance Minister Asad Umar said that the country is “at the cross road of history” as tensions between the nuclear armed neighbors become increasingly fraught. While the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, General Vijay Kumar Singh called for the release of the pilot who was taken into custody in Pakistan. Identifying him as Wing Commander Abhinandan, Singh described him as the “embodiment of a mentally tough, selfless & courageous soldier.”

And there were severe disruptions to thousands of flights around the world as Pakistan closed its airspace for the second straight day. All international and domestic commercial flights in and out of Pakistan were canceled “until further notice” and Thai Airways announced that all its European routes were suspended. The airline later reopened its routes to Europe but Thai Airways flights to Pakistan remain canceled.

For more on the border crisis between India and Pakistan, here’s analysis from CNN’s Nic Robertson and Euan McKirdy.


Categories: Asia, India, Pakistan

5 replies

  1. I pray that this will come to an end. Living in peace and harmony for 2 neighboring countries is important and I hope things get better. Love for all hatred for none

  2. War is never the answer and no one ever gains anything from war. Yes a terriost attack has happened but where is the evidence showing that Pakistan was to blame for the attack. Everyone should remember that war includes all of us and we should always fight against war not encourage it. Both countries should make peace with one another, because the secret fight between Pakistan and India has been going on for way too long and it’s time to end it, not with war but with peace.

  3. Leaders of both countries must realise neighbourhood is not by choice and neighbouring countries do not change locations. Then why not to live as good neighbour. However to make populist leaders understand is difficult

  4. Everyone has a right to live in a peaceful world. If war breaks out, it will not be confined between these two countries but rather it will involve the entire world. There are always different ways to approach and solve a problem, and war is not the wise way.

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