On Friday, Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat announced that there are some special activities that the nation will get to witness. He further said that all three services of the Indian armed forces will show solidarity with corona warriors. With the IAF a flypast will be carried out, and petals would be shown, he added further.
At a press conference, General Bipin Rawat said that along with the three services, the air force will be organizing a flypast starting from Srinagar till Thiruvananthapuram, and another flypast that will start from Dibrugarh in Assam till Kutch, which is in Gujarat. He further said that this flypast will include fighter as well as transport aircraft.
He further added that the Indian Army, as well as the Indian Navy, will also join the flypast.
He said that the Indian Army will be conducting band displays along with some of the COVID-19 hospitals in almost every district of the country, and the Indian Navy will also be displaying their formation on the sea, to express solidarity, with the frontline workers. Indian Navy warships would also be lit up and, their choppers would also be used for showering petals on hospitals.
The armed forces will also lay a wreath at the police memorial on May 3, to show support for the police forces, he added.
CDS Rawat praised the frontline healthcare workers, at this crisis when India is battling with the Covid-19 outbreak.
He expressed his gratitude to all frontline workers, which included, doctors, sanitation workers, nurses, police, home guards alike. He thanked all COVID-19 warriors on behalf of Armed Forces.
General Rawat also declared that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no operational task has been affected or will be affected.
He further said that it is not proper to conclude that the novel coronavirus outbreak is a result of biological warfare.
India, on Friday, announced the extension of its current lockdown by another two weeks.
In the last 24 hours, India has recorded 1,993 number of cases. As per the Health minister, the recovery rate in the country has increased from 13 per-cent to 25 per-cent, approximately.