Hours after US President Donald Trump said that he spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “he is not in a good mood over the border conflict with China”, sources in the government rebutted the claim and asserted that there had been no recent contact between the two leaders.
There has been no recent contact between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, sources said on Friday.
“The last conversation between President Trump and PM Modi was on April 4, 2020 on the subject of hydroxychloroquine,” sources added.
This came after President Trump said that he spoke to PM Modi over India’s ongoing border row with China.
Speaking to media persons in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, President Trump said that a “big conflict” was going on between the two countries.
“There is a big conflict going on between India and China. Two countries with 1.4 billion people [each]. Two countries with very powerful militaries. India is not happy and probably China is not happy,” the US President said on the border situation between the two nations.
“I did speak to PM Modi. He is not in a good mood about what is going on with China,” Trump said.
The Ministry of External Affairs had also made it clear that India is in direct touch with the Chinese side through established mechanisms and diplomatic contacts.