Alice Wells: News

27 May 2020


Willing to mediate: Trump on border tensions between India, China

United States President Donald Trump said he was willing to mediate between India and China to resolve their border dispute, a development not many on both sides of the border anticipated.

25 Jan 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

Release detained J&K leaders, offer equal protection under CAA: US

A top United States diplomat on Friday asked the Indian government to release the political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir since August.

11 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

First 2+2 Dialogue was consequential and a strategic milestone: US

The first India-US 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi was consequential and a strategic milestone, a Trump administration official said yesterday, asserting the decisions taken during the talks propelled the bilateral relationship to a new level.

US asks Pakistan to act against all 'externally-oriented' terror groups

The US has expressed concern over terrorist groups continuing to enjoy safe haven in Pakistan and is asking the country to do more against "externally oriented" extremist outfits, Alice Wells, the Head of South and Central Asian Bureau at US State Department said.

21 Aug 2018

Sushma Swaraj

2+2 dialogue important opportunity to enhance engagement with India: US

The US has said the upcoming "2+2 dialog" with India is an important opportunity to enhance engagement on a range of diplomatic issues and discuss how to operationalize India's status as a major defense partner.

28 Jul 2018


Taliban had meeting with US official in Doha: Taliban official

The Taliban held their first direct contact with a US official in a preliminary discussion about future peace-talks on Afghanistan, a Taliban senior official said today.

10 Mar 2018


India plays responsible role in Afghanistan's economic development, reconstruction: US

The Trump administration has stated they have seen India play a responsible role in the economic development and reconstruction of Afghanistan "over the last several years."

06 Mar 2018

Trump Administration

No change in Pak's behavior even after $2bn aid-suspension: US

The US has not seen "decisive and sustained" changes in Pakistan's behavior, even after Trump Administration announced a $2bn security-assistance freeze to Islamabad in January.