WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has urged Pakistan and India to resolve all disputed issues, including Kashmir, through diplomacy and not violence.

“We have long urged India and Pakistan to find ways to resolve their differences not through violence but through diplomacy,” During a press briefing Josh Earnest said. Earnest’s comments came in response to a question on simmering of relations between the two south Asian nuclear-armed neighbours in the wake of a separatist attack on an Indian army camp in occupied Kashmir.

Pakistan and India have “made some important progress in that pursuit, and 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,” Earnest said.

Responding to another question on whether the US government has made any contact with the Pakistani or Indian government regarding the recent tensions between the two countries, Earnest said he was not aware of any such incident. “I’m not aware of any specific conversations at the White House level… for any contacts with either the Indian or Pakistani government, I’d refer you to the State Department,” the spokesperson said.