An Indian army jawan was killed as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire twice in the day on Sunday along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The ceasefire violations by Pakistan took place on a day when India hosted leaders of a number of countries, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, for BRICS and BIMSTEC Summits.
"There was ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along LoC in Rajouri sector resulting in death of a soldier today," a senior Army officer said about the incident in the evening.
The incident took place in the Tarkundi belt of Rajouri district.
Sepoy Sudeesh Kumar (24), hailing from Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh, was killed when Pakistani Army started indiscriminate and unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajauri sector, a defence spokesman said.
Earlier in the morning too, there was unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops who used small arms to target Indian forward areas in Naushera sector of the same district along the LoC, Defence PRO said.
Indian troops guarding the LoC retaliated, he said, adding no one was injured in that exchange.
A senior Army officer said there have been over 25 ceasefire violations along the LoC since the surgical strikes by Indian Army in PoK on September 29 to dismantle terror launching pads.
In the firing and shelling, five civilians and four armymen have sustained injuries in Poonch district.
Nine Pakistani armymen have been injured in retaliatory action by Indian troops along LoC.