Pakistan's military says "unprovoked firing" from India has killed a Pakistani soldier in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

In a statement, the military says Pakistani troops responded after coming under attack on Tuesday in Pakistan's part of Kashmir. It gave no further details and there was no immediate response from New Delhi.

Skirmishes are frequent between the two sides, which routinely blame each other for initiating fire.

India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir. The region is divided between them but claimed by both it in its entirety.

The latest incident came days after Pakistani border officers met with their Indian counterparts in New Delhi to discuss how to avoid skirmishes, which also cause civilian casualties on both sides.