Media: an Indian soldier was killed in the shelling by the army of Pakistan

An Indian soldier was killed in shelling by the army of Pakistan, according to the newspaper Hindustan Times with reference to military representatives.

"The soldier was killed during duty in the late evening on Wednesday when Pakistani troops opened heavy fire in the Gaza Tarkunde, which runs along areas of Rajouri and poonch," said a source.

He added that the Indian troops were forced to open retaliatory fire on the enemy. It is noted that during the shelling also injured civilian. He was taken to the hospital and now to his life threatens nothing.

Relations between India and Pakistan escalated after August 5, 2019 new Delhi announced the decision to abolish the state of Jammu and Kashmir, creating on its basis two Union territories (administrative units that have less rights than the state). For this, the Indian Parliament abolished article 370 of the Constitution, which gives the state special status. Pakistan, which claims the Indian part of Kashmir, strongly condemned the decision.

After the Muslim regions of British India formed the separate state of Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir was the only Indian state where the majority are Muslims. There are active separatists, which new Delhi accuses the Pakistani authorities. Islamabad denies the accusations, saying that the Kashmiris themselves are fighting for their rights.