Susan Rice
Susan RiceReuters

India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Wednesday received a call from his United States counterpart Susan Rice who condemned the Uri terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 18 soldiers. She said that the White House expects Pakistan to take "effective action to combat and delegitimise" United Nations-designated terrorist groups.

"Ambassador Rice reiterated our expectation that Pakistan take effective action to combat and delegitimise United Nations-designated terrorist individuals and entities, including Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Muhammad, and their affiliates," Ned Price, spokesperson of the National Security Council said.

Rice, in her first conversation with Doval over telephone since the Uri attack, strongly condemned the attack on the Army Brigade Headquarters in the Uri district of Jammu and Kashmir and also offered condolences to the families of the soldiers who died in the attack, the Press Trust of India reported.

"She affirmed President Obama's commitment to redouble our efforts to bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorism throughout the world... Ambassador Rice discussed our shared commitment with India to pursue regional peace and stability and pledged to deepen collaboration on counter-terrorism matters including on UN terrorist designations," Price said.