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‘Decent News From India and Pak, Tensions May End Soon’: Trump

Donald Trump made the comments after the nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam.

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Amid the heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, US President Donald Trump said on Thursday, 28 February, that there is some "reasonably decent news" from the two countries, as he expressed hope that the escalation will be coming to an end.

Addressing a press conference in Vietnam's Hanoi after the nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the US president said:

“We have, I think, reasonably attractive news from Pakistan and India – they have been going at it and we’ve been involved in trying to have them stop – and we have some reasonably decent news. I think hopefully that’s going to be coming to an end – it’s been going on for a long time, decades and decades.”

Catch all the live updates on the India-Pakistan tensions here.

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The US president pointed out that there's "a lot of dislike unfortunately" as far as the relationship between India and Pakistan is concerned.

"So we've been in the middle trying to help them both out. See we can get some organisation and some peace. And I think probably, that's going to be happening..." he added.

Trump's comments come a day after an IAF pilot was captured by Pakistan after an air combat, with the two neighbouring nations saying they shot down each other's warplanes.

India accused Pakistan of attempting to target its military installations, adding that it shot down a F-16 warplane of Pakistan while it lost a MiG-21 during the fierce engagement between the air forces of the two countries along the Line of Control (LoC).

A day earlier, on Tuesday, the Indian Air Force had carried out air strikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the LoC in Balakot.

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