India and the Pakistani Taliban are expected to clash on Friday over the disputed Kashmir region.
The two countries have repeatedly accused each other of arming and funding militants in the region.
Indian forces launched a massive offensive in March to wrest back the region from the Taliban, and Pakistan’s military launched an offensive in September to push back the insurgents.
India has been fighting a three-decade insurgency in the area, which has seen thousands of militants killed and displaced thousands more.
The fighting comes after a ceasefire agreed in 2014 ended months of fighting between Indian and Pakistani troops.
The Pakistani Taliban and its Pakistani splinter group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) both have bases in the Indian-administered Kashmir, but the Pakistani government accuses them of carrying out frequent attacks.
The Indian army has not confirmed a direct link between the two militant groups, but Pakistani media have claimed that the Pakistan military has used its forces in Kashmir to “suppress” Indian troops in Kashmir.