An army jawan was on Friday killed in an encounter with terrorists who later mutilated his body near the Line of Control (LoC) in Macchil sector of Kupwara district of Kashmir.
One militant was also killed in the gunbattle, army said here on Friday night.
"In an encounter close to the Line of Control this evening, one solider was martyred and one terrorist was killed. The terrorists mutilated the body of the jawan before fleeing back into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir under the cover of firing by Pakistan Army," an army spokesman said.
He said the incident reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan.
"The incident will be responded to appropriately," he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval were also informed about the incident by the Army.
“In an encounter close to the Line of Control in Machhil Sector, in the evening of 28th October 2016, one soldier has been martyred and one terrorist killed. In a despicable act, the terrorist mutilated the body of the Indian Army Soldier before fleeing into PoK, supported by covering fire from Pakistan Army posts. This barbarism is a true reflection which pervades official and non-official organisation across the border. This act will invite an appropriate response,” wrote Northern Command on Twitter.
Earlier on the day, Pakistani troops continued the ceasefire violations with firing and mortar shelling on Indian posts and civilian areas along the LoC and international border in Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri districts, leaving a girl injured. BSF and Army have responded "appropriately and befittingly" a defence spokesman said on Friday morning.
"There was unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Sunderbani, Pallanwala and Nowshera sectors of Rajouri and Jammu districts today," the spokesman said.
They used small arms, automatics, 82 mm mortars and 120 mm mortars in the firing and shelling, he said. "They are being responded appropriately and befittingly. No casualties to our troops have been reported," he said.