Web Desk: After simmering tensions and clouds of Pakistan-India nuclear war hovering over the heads, US advises both nuclear armed countries to exercise restraint.
White House appreciated that the two countries are in communication.
White House spokesperson Josh Earnest said reports from the region indicated the Indian and Pakistani militarises had been in communication with one another “and we encourage continued discussions … to avoid escalation”.
It may be noted that US Secretary of State John Kerry had earlier talked to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and asked India not to escalate tensions with Pakistan after there were unconfirmed reports of ‘surgical strikes’ by Indian forces along the Line of Control.
Prospects of Pakistan-India nuclear war raised after continued tensions along the LoC. White House reminded the two countries that nuclear armed countries should not threaten atomic war in a conflict.