Donald Trump with Modi at a G7 media briefing
US President Donald Trump, accompanied by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, speaks during a bilateral meeting at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Image Credit: AP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US president Donald Trump reportedly talked about Kashmir on Monday. Both of the leaders are in France for the G7 summit, hosted this year by French president Emmanuel Macron.

Trump said, "We spoke last night about Kashmir, Prime Minister [Modi] really feels he has it under control. They speak with Pakistan and I'm sure that they will be able to do something that will be very good." He said this during a bilateral meeting with Modi on Monday.

Trump has repeatedly announced his readiness to mediate the Kashmir issue between the neighbours. On August 5, India scrapped Article 370 - a provision that allowed Jammu and Kashmir semi-autonomy over laws.

This was followed by a call for international action by Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Khan successfully appealed for a UN Security Council meeting but no conclusion was drawn at the meeting. India has maintained that the Kashmir constitutional change is an internal matter and that the region is gradually heading to normal situations after a clampdown which began on August 5.

Telephone lines, internet services were cut while a curfew was implemented with troops securing the area. Leaders were detained from leaving or entering the region. As recently as last week, Indain MP and former Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and a delegation were sent back from Srinagar to Delhi, with authorities citing reasons of 'maintaining peace and normalcy'.