World Donald Trump President Donald Trump suggested that tensions between Pakistan and India might be coming to an end, as Pakistan announced it would release a captured Indian fighter pilot despite reports of continuing exchanges of weapons fire along the disputed Kashmir border. Speaking at a press conference marking the end of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, Trump told reporters he had been given “reasonably attractive” news about de-escalation efforts on the subcontinent, although he did not elaborate. “Hopefully, that’s going to be coming to an end,” Trump said, adding that peace was “probably going to be happening.” The president also explained that the U.S. had been acting as an intermediary. “We’ve been involved in trying to have them stop,” Trump said, The Washington Post reported. ”We’ve been in the middle, trying to help both out to see if we can get some organization and peace, and I think probably that’s going to be happening.” Just hours after the press conference ended, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan told parliament that a captured Indian pilot—Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman—would be released Friday as a gesture of goodwill, according to The Post. Varthaman had been shot down in a… Read full this story
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