US: United States (US) President, Donald Trump wants to do everything possible to ensure peace for the people of India and China, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said on Thursday.
“I love the people of India, and I love the people of China, and I want to do everything possible to keep the peace for the people,” McEnany told reporters. She was asked if the president has a message for China amid the tensions between New Delhi and Beijing.
Indian and Chinese troops clashed in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh along the disputed Line of Control on June 15. It led to the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers, the worst violence on the border since 1975.
On the othet hand, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Leh on Friday on a day-long visit to carry out a comprehensive review of the security scenario in the region in wake of the border row with China.
Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Army chief Gen M M Naravane are accompanying Singh on the visit.
Singh is set to visit Stakna and Lukung forward areas.
His trip comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Ladakh on July 3 during which he also addressed troops and signalled the country’s firmness in dealing with the India-China border row.