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    An Indian soldier looks through binoculars at a forward post somewhere in Mendhar sector 200 meters from the Line of Control separating Indian and Pakistan held Kashmir, some 100 Kms southwest of Srinagar (File)

    One Indian Soldier Killed Amid Clashes With Pakistan on Line of Control - Reports

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    The news comes after New Delhi reported an exchange of fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Jammu and Kashmir region several days earlier. Islamabad has also accused the Indian Army of breaking the ceasefire in the region.

    According to Indian officials, Pakistani forces attacked an Indian Army post in the Machil sector on Saturday. As a result, a soldier named Rajinder Singh was injured and later died in a nearby hospital.

    The tensions in the disputed region escalated earlier this month, despite an offer by US President Donald Trump to mediate the issue between the two countries, claiming that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him about that during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20.

    While Pakistani PM Imran Khan supported Trump's idea, New Delhi denied that the request had ever been made, stressing that "any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross-border terrorism".

    The Kashmir issue dates back to 1947, when both countries became independent from Britain and later claimed the region belonged to them.

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