‘Reasonably good news coming from India, Pakistan’

‘Reasonably good news coming from India, Pakistan’
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Washington, Feb 28: US President Donald Trump Thursday voiced confidence that the hostilities between India and Pakistan would end soon, saying he has some “reasonably decent” news with the US involved in trying to help reduce tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. In his opening statement at a press conference at the end of his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the Vietnamese capital, Trump said the US has some “reasonably attractive news” from Pakistan and India.
“We have been involved in trying to help them (India and Pakistan) stop and we have some reasonably decent news,” he told the reporters.
“I think hopefully that (tensions) could be coming to an end, it has been going on for a long time,” Trump said in his first comments since India and Pakistan both claimed to have shot down each other’s fighter planes on Wednesday, with Pakistan capturing one Indian pilot.
Tensions have escalated between India and Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama attack by claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant group.
The US president also said that there is a lot of “dislike” (between India and Pakistan).
Earlier, US National Security Adviser John Bolton talked to his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval for a second time amidst tense ties between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack and New Delhi’s air strike against JeM militant training camp in Balakot.
Doval and Bolton are understood to have discussed the current situation in the region during the telephonic conversation, official sources in Washington said.