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Kashmir is not up for a deal, Trump needs to understand this, say experts

File photo: PM Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team NEW DELHI Jul 23, 2019, 10.27 AM (IST)

Calling US President Donald Trump remarks on Kashmir issue 'shocking', Former Special Secretary Tilak Devasher on Monday said Kashmir is not up for a deal and Donald Trump needs to understand this.

Tilak called Trump's remark immature and childlike and said that this is a childish remark from the leader of the most powerful country in the world. Kashmir is not up for a deal Donald Trump needs to understand this.

"The United States will have to do a lot of damage control after Trump's statement over Kashmir. Let's hope it will not damage the India-US relationship," he added.

Former diplomat and an expert of India-US relations Arun K Singh termed Trump's Kashmir remark 'damaging'.

He said that Donald Trump makes an irresponsible statement to attract attention.

Singh also said that with his claim on Kashmir mediation Trump has created a dent to India-US relations. Those who have been doubting the United States as a reliable partner of India, their belief has been strengthened.

On Monday evening, Donald Trump, during his meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House, offered to mediate between the two countries to resolve the issue of Kashmir.

Trump said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked him to help ease tensions between the two neighbouring countries on the “disputed” Kashmir region and that he would love to be a mediator.

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Tilak called Trump's remark immature and childlike and said that this is a childish remark from the leader of the most powerful country in the world.