It seems Donald Trump has made a whole conversation up, if the Indian government's latest clarification is anything to go by. The US President had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not in a good mood over the India-China border standoff.
Hours later, the Modi government suggested that Trump and our PM had no call in the first place. "There has been no recent contact between PM Modi and US President Trump. Last conversation between them was on 4 April 2020 on the subject of Hydroxychloroquine. Yesterday, the MEA had also made it clear that we are directly in touch with China through established mechanisms and diplomatic contacts," official Indian sources have been quoted as saying.
It's still not clear why Trump said what he said. As per Yusuf Unjhawala, Editor of Indian Defence Forum, India should have refrained from issuing the statement. "Trump surely can’t be imagining a call with Modi and talk about it. We shouldn't have issued any clarification as yet. He conveyed “mood” of the PM. Message goes to China. Moral and diplomatic support is part of International Relations. India should reach out to friends already to get statements of support," he tweeted.