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Congress unhappy with America's effort to de-escalate Indo-Pak tensions

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[India], Apr. 4 (ANI): Showing discomfort over America’s involvement in de-escalating India-Pakistan tensions, the Congress Party on Tuesday said it is a new experiment which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government wants to work on.

The Congress said that India has always followed the Simla Agreement signed between the two neighbouring countries that intervention of America would not be correct.

“These are very unusual days and unusual times because such intervention from the U.S. in mediation between India and Pakistan has never happened. Now, this is a new experiment which the BJP-led NDA Government wants to work on…Our foreign policy has been strictly followed over the years in which there has been no third party involvement,” Congress leader Tom Vadakkan told ANI.

Echoing similar views, another Congress leader Salman Khurshid said if such indications have been given then it shows that the present American Government has no idea about history.

“They don’t understand history. Time and again, India has clearly stated that it is a bilateral issue. If there is some problem, the two countries (India and Pakistan) will sit and talk about it. We agreed to this in Simla Agreement and have followed the same,” he told ANI.

Stating that President Donald Trump’s administration will try and “find its place to be a part” of efforts to de-escalate tensions between India and Pakistan, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley had earlier said it’s absolutely right that this administration is concerned about the relationship between the two Asian neighbours and is keen to de-escalate any sort of conflict going forward.

“We don’t think we should wait till something happens. We very much think that we should be proactive in the way that we are seeing tensions rise and conflicts start to bubble up, and so we want to see if we can be a part of that,” she told a press conference in New York.

“I think that will be something that you will see members of the (US) National Security Council participate in, but also wouldn’t be surprised if the president participates in that as well,” she added.

The United Nations has been continuously voicing concerns over the continuing tensions between India and Pakistan. (ANI)

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