"A rising India is an essential part of a peaceful and prosperous world."

Ruling out any mediation in the India-Pakistan peace process, the U.S. on Wednesday said it was for the two neighbours to decide on its “scope, content and pace.”

The U.S. supported resolution of outstanding disputes through dialogue, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William J. Burns said in a speech at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace — a key Washington-based think tank.

The official said the U.S. welcomed the renewed engagement between the two countries, including the meeting of the leaders of the two countries this summer.

India’s role in Asia, which was already significant, would only grow in days ahead, Mr. Burns said. “A rising India is an essential part of a peaceful and prosperous world.”

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