USA backs India: Termed India's attacks as 'counter-terrorism action’
In a statement released by Trump’s administration on Tuesday, it is obvious that the supreme country’s support lies with India. They described the attacks carried out by India on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps in Balakot on Tuesday as a ‘counter-terrorism action’.
Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary has reportedly spoken to India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and talked about the security alliance with the country. They have even discussed the ways of maintaining peace amidst the attacks going on between the opponent countries.
However, the US has also asked Pakistan to avoid further military actions on India and take necessary actions to curb terrorism in their country. Pakistan's External Affairs Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was also contacted by the US Secretary.
“Following Indian counter-terrorism actions on February 2 6, I spoke with Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj to emphasize our close security partnership and shared a goal of maintaining peace and security in the region. I also spoke to Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi to underscore the priority of de-escalating current tensions by avoiding military action, and the urgency of Pakistan taking meaningful action against terrorist groups operating on its soil. I expressed to both Ministers that we encourage India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and avoid escalation at any cost. I also encouraged both Ministers to prioritize direct communication and avoid further military activity,” read the official statement from the US.
Trump’s administration has sent indications throughout the week that it supports India’s way of hitting back the terror attack made. The country has already stopped funding Pakistan, accusing that Pakistan is not making use of it in a proper way.