The Indian government has lodged a protest against Pakistan over its plans to build a dam in the disputed region of Kashmir, with the help of China.

India's foreign ministry said Friday the dam is being built in part of the Himalayan valley that is "illegally" occupied by Pakistan.

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, but claimed by both.

Last month, Pakistan and China signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of the Bunji hydroelectric project, which is aimed at generating electricity for Pakistan.  The country is dealing with power shortages.

The project has caused concern in India over Pakistan's growing ties with China.

Friday, Pakistan summoned an official with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to reject the India's protest of the dam.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.