US President Donald Trump said on Monday that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over Kashmir on their own, but he was there should they need him. The US president has previously offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir. Trump discussed the issue on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"We spoke last night about Kashmir, the prime minister really feels he has it under control," he told reporters. "They speak with Pakistan and I'm sure that they will be able to do something that will be very good," he said. Trump infuriated the Indian government last month when he said Modi had asked him to mediate in the dispute. Sitting alongside Trump, Modi said the issues over Kashmir were bilateral, between India and Pakistan.