The chiefs of India's Tri-Services (the Indian Navy, Army and Air Force) will hold a joint press briefing on Thursday. The briefing is scheduled to begin at 5 pm, according to the Press Information Bureau.
The press conference comes a day after the Indian Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is in Pakistan’s custody. On February 26, tensions escalated between neighbouring countries India and Pakistan after the Indian Air Force carried out strikes on terror camps in Pakistan’s Balakot.
The next day, the two countries shot down each other’s war planes after the Pakistan Air Force unsuccessfully tried to target Indian military installations.
Tensions between the two countries increased after more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a terror attack, led by Jaish-e-Mohammed, in Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14.