THE White House has said that US President Donald Trump is encouraging a reduction in tensions between India and Pakistan.

Any successful dialogue between the two neighbours would be possible only if Pakistan cracks down on terrorists and extremists on its territory.

“I think what you’ll hear from the President is very much encouraging a reduction in tensions between India and Pakistan, encouraging the two countries to engage in bilateral dialogue with each other to resolve their differences,” a senior administration official said, when asked whether Trump would offer to mediate on the Kashmir issue again during his upcoming Indian visit.

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will lead a 12-member American delegation to Ahmedabad, ...
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