Washington: The US Friday asked India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through diplomacy and not through violence.
"We have long urged India and Pakistan to find ways to resolve their differences, not through violence, but through diplomacy," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily news conference.
He was responding to a question on the death of 18 Indian soldiers at an army camp in Uri.
"I've seen some of the public reports about this incident. You know, obviously, the United States strongly condemns acts of terrorism around the world," he said.
Earnest said over the years, India and Pakistan made some important progress in that pursuit of resolving differences through diplomacy.
"And you know, we're hopeful that they'll be able to continue to make the kind of progress that will bring greater stability to what is a rather volatile region of the world," he said.