17 Jan 2013

Border tension eased in Kashmir

3:41 pm on 17 January 2013

India and Pakistan have agreed to "de-escalate" military tensions in Kashmir.

The BBC reports their chiefs of operations along the Line of Control reached agreement in a phone call lasting 10 minutes on Wednesday.

Pakistan earlier accused the Indian army of killing a Pakistani soldier on Tuesday night.

India has denied the accusation.

Two Indian soldiers and two Pakistani soldiers died in separate incidents last week.

A ceasefire has been in place along on the Line of Control since 2003.

Both sides deny provoking the clashes.