America : India has denied that PM Narendra Modi asked US President Donald Trump to mediate in the longstanding Kashmir conflict with Pakistan.
The Indian foreign ministry said “no such request” had been made, adding that all issues with Pakistan were “discussed only bilaterally”.
Mr Trump’s claim he had been asked came as he hosted Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan at the White House.
Both India and Pakistan claim all of Kashmir, but control only parts of it.
The neighbours have fought two wars over the Muslim-majority territory, and tensions flared again in February leading to cross-border air strikes.