Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer, 35-year-old from border district of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, was hit during the firing and shelling by the Pakistani troops on the Indian forward posts, the spokesman said.
"Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Rajouri sector at around 1330 hours today. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively," he said.
The soldier is survived by his wife Wasim Akhtar.
Earlier today, a CRPF officer was injured in a grenade attack by terrorists in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, a police official said.
At least two terrorists were killed in an encounter today that broke out in the Satora area of Tral, around 36 km from Srinagar. The bodies of the terrorists were yet to be recovered, said a senior police officer.
With inputs from PTI