Maintaining that the US has “no role” in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan despite Islamabad seeking third party intervention by Washington, a top American South Asia expert has said that the two countries should resolve the issue through dialogue.
Alyssa Ayres, a senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, said that the US would like New Delhi and Islamabad to resolve the issue through dialogue.
Pakistani leaders have repeatedly sought the US intervention in resolving the Kashmir dispute, but India had said that there was no room for third party mediation.
Delivering the 4th New India Lecture on “India’s Role on World Stage”, organised by the Consulate General of India here in partnership with the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), she said “There is no role for the US (in settling India-Pakistan disputes).”
“This is not like a shuttle diplomacy in the Middle-East where countries that have problems with each other seek the US involvement to try and reach a resolution,” Ayres said, while speaking on a range of issues impacting India-US ties in a session moderated by former US Ambassador to India Frank Wisner.
2015 Kashmir Despatch