According to local media reports, the soldier was killed this morning by a Pakistani sniper. The soldier, Havaldar Nirmal Singh, was taken to hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. The Line of Control separates the regions of Kashmir which are administered by both Pakistan and India.
According to CNN reporter, Aditya Raj Kaul, the soldier was killed in the Indian Jammu sector.
He reported: “Indian Army soldier killed in action in sniper fire by Pakistan at Line of Control in Krishnaghati Sector of Jammu & Kashmir.
“Incident took place at 11:30am today.
“The soldier Havaldar Nirmal Singh was evacuated to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries soon after.”
There has been no comment from either government on today’s incident as of yet.
The Indian government has previously accused Pakistan of killing soldiers in the region.
Although there has been no official comment on the death of the soldier, it is just the latest incident in the contested Jammu-Kashmir region.
Last November, New Dehli had also accused Pakistan of shelling troops – Pakistan did not respond to these accusations.
According to the Indian government, this resulted in the death of one Indian soldier, while another was injured.
An Indian pilot was also captured by Pakistan and released days later in what is one of the most militarised zones in the world.
Following the conflict, the India government passed a bill which split Kashmir into two territories run by New Dehli.
Both Jammu and Kashmir and the Ladakh were put under Indian control as the region had its semi-autonomous status revoked.
This, however, has also opened up a fresh standoff with China who shares a border with India in Ladakh.
China has stepped up pressure on the border as both nations claim territory along the Line of Actual Control.
Last year, 20 Indian troops were killed after clashes with Chinese soldiers.
Both have since built up their infrastructure in the region in order to counter any military aggression.