Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy in a tweet said that he has a solid idea about how to reclaim PoK with the help of United States
New Delhi: Just days after defence minister Rajnath Singh has made it clear that if talks between India and Pakistan take place, it will only be on PoK, a Rajya Sabha member has revealed a solid hint on the same matter. Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy in a tweet said, "I have now a solid hint that if India agrees to defend Afghanistan against terrorists like Taliban, and thus allow US to withdraw its troops, then US will side with India in taking back PoK."
I have now a solid hint that if India agrees to to defend Afghanistan against terrorists like Taliban, and thus allow US to withdraw its troops, then US will side with India in taking back PoK— Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) August 31, 2019
In an interview with Fox News radio, US President Donald Trump had announced that the number of US troops will drop to 8,600 in Afghanistan if a deal with Taliban is reached. “We’re going down to 8,600 and then we make a determination from there. We’re always going to have a presence,” Trump said.
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Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been trying to take up the issue of removal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir to corner India on every international stage available, but he has failed to garner much support from other countries. The meeting between PM Narendra Modi and President Trump on the sidelines of G7 Summit in France has also further infuriated Pakistan.
In the G7 Summit Narendra Modi said, all issues between India and Pakistan are bilateral in nature, and that there was no need for mediation by a third country. We (India and the US) can both work together. US President Donald Trump added, "PM Modi told me that the Kashmir situation is under control and we have spoken about trade, military, many different things. I learnt a lot about India, a fascinating place.”
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Last Updated Sep 1, 2019, 11:02 AM IST