A BSF soldier was killed and another injured in sniper fire from across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
They said the incident occurred at the Rakhee post at around 4;30 pm in the evening. The sector is manned by the troops of the 126th battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF).
While a bullet hit Constable P Biswas on the left shoulder, Constable Mansa Ram suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh, they said.
The two soldiers were evacuated in a helicopter to the nearest medical facility, but Biswas succumbed to injuries, they added.
The condition of the other soldier is stable, officials said.