An Indian soldier was killed today in a heavy exchange of fire with the Pakistani army on the “Line of Control” in Kashmir.
“The Pakistani forces resorted to provocative fire and mortar shelling, which resulted in the death of an Indian soldier,” he said, adding that Indian troops responded to the shooting.
Relations between India and Pakistan have been strained by an escalating military coup against a suicide attack in February in which a number of Indian soldiers were killed in Indian Kashmir. New Delhi accused Islamabad of being involved. The Pakistani government denied this, while several countries called for a truce after an exchange. Air raids between the two countries.