Despite the tension, a ceasefire agreed between India and Pakistan in 2003 along the Line of Control, the defacto border in Kashmir, has largely held.– AP (File Photo)

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani soldier was killed by shots fired by Indian forces across the disputed Himalayan border in Kashmir, the Pakistan army said on Thursday.

“There was an unprovoked firing by Indian soldiers in the Keil sector of Neelam valley (in Kashmir) on Tuesday night,” a Pakistani military spokesman said. One Pakistani soldier died, he said.

Three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a cross-border shooting in the same region of disputed Kashmir last week, though the incidents are unlikely to stop efforts by the two sides in recent months to improve ties.

India and Pakistan in February resumed a formal peace process broken off after the 2008 attack on India's financial capital Mumbai blamed on Pakistan-based militants, which killed 166 people.

Despite the tension, a ceasefire agreed between India and Pakistan in 2003 along the Line of Control, the defacto border in Kashmir, has largely held.

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