We have seen no recent contact between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, people knowledgeable about the developments said.
The past time both leaders spoke was on April 4, when the subject of the conversation was hydroxychloroquine, an official said, hours after US President Donald Trump appeared to propose that he had spoken with PM Modi in recent days.
They reiterated that India is directly in contact with China to manage the border stand-off.
Both China and India take part in a stand-off in the Ladakh region over the Collection of Actual Control (LAC). China was initially to adopt an aggressive posturing by sending 6,000 soldiers of their People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on the region. The troops are already transferred to four locations in eastern Ladakh – three inside the Galwan Valley and something near Pangong Lake. Sources mentioned that China desires to stop the infrastructure works being done by India in the remote region.
At the heart in the tension is actually a bridge being built by India near Daulat Beg Oldie, the final military outpost south of your Karakram Pass. Once built, it would cut short the delivery time period of supplies and weapons thereby helping Indian Army soldiers.
India too has moved its soldiers in the area, matching China when it comes to troops, resources and capacity. Many security experts and top government sources claimed that India should not back from your stand it offers taken, and must not restore its troops.
The decision to mobilise the troops was taken with a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. National Security Advisor (NSA)? Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and foreign minister S? Jaishankar was element of that meeting.
This is the same team that drafted India’s response throughout the 73-day Doklam stand-off in 2017.