In a first, Three Services Chiefs of India hold joint press conference after PAF strike in India

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In a first, Three Services Chiefs of India hold joint press conference after PAF strike in India

*NEW DELHI - *

The Indiaj Army, Navy and the Indian Air Force (IAF) to brief the press for the first time amid tension between India and Pakistan.

The three service chiefs met with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman this morning, a day after several discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The briefing comes a day after an IAF pilot was taken captive by Pakistan after aerial combat between Indian and Pakistani fighter planes for the first time in 48 years.

A top minister has said that the political leadership will not comment on the stand-off, and this was a conscious decision. "We can't compromise on national security," the minister said.

The military chiefs were also present at another high-level meeting, with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, the Foreign Secretary, Home secretary, and the chiefs of the Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Win (RAW).