The 5th edition of Joint Military Exercise ‘Dharma Guardian’ between the Indian Army and the Japan Ground Self Defence Force commenced on Sunday at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges in Rajasthan.
A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in the forest area of Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Monday.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Gujarbasti forest area of Tral based on information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
During the search operation, gunshots were heard, prompting the security forces to intensify the combing operation, he said.
A gunbattle broke out as the security forces closed in on the position of the militants, the official said.
One militant has been killed so far, the official said, adding that the identity of the militant was yet to be ascertained.
The operation was going on till reports last came in.