INDIA has warned Pakistan for an alleged attack by Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammed, on an army camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Nirmala Sitharaman, Indian defence minister, has claimed Jaish-e-Mohammed was behind the attack and warned Islamabad that it “would pay for this misadventure”.

Sitharaman told reporters in Jammu, the site of the attack, that New Delhi would present Pakistan with evidence of the involvement of the outlawed militant group.

She said that Indian intelligence agencies can prove that the group and its leader, Masood Azhar, “derived support” from Pakistan.

Pakistan’s foreign ministry said it rejected all “insinuations” from Indian officials and media.

A spokesperson said: “We are confident that the world community would take due cognisance of India’s smear campaign against Pakistan, and the deliberate creation of war hysteria.”

At least three armed men attacked the Sunjuwan army camp at dawn on Saturday and fought Indian troops for more than 48 hours while holed up in the residential area of the camp.

The attack left five soldiers and one civilian dead and 11 others injured.

In 2016, India blamed the same group for an attack on another army camp in Indian-held Kashmir that left 17 soldiers dead.

In continuing violence in the troubled Himalayan region, one paramilitary soldier was killed on Monday when two gunmen opened fire near a paramilitary camp in Srinagar, the region’s main city.

Kashmir is divided between India and arch-rival Pakistan but both claim the region in its entirety.

Anti-Indian sentiment runs deep among Kashmir’s mostly Muslim population.

Several militant groups have been fighting for Kashmir’s independence from India or its merger with Pakistan since 1989.

Around 70,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown.

India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the militants, a charge it denies.