New Delhi, May 2
The Indian Air Force will conduct flypast, including transport and fighter aircrafts, from Srinagar to Trivandrum and another one starting from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kutch in Gujarat, to salute Corona warriors on 3 May on Sunday.
This was stated by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs, at a press conference on important issues concerned with Covid-19 spoke on Friday.
“On behalf of armed forces, we want to thank all Covid-19 warriors. Doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, police, home guards, delivery boys and media which has been reaching out with the message of government on how to carry on with lives in difficult times,” said Rawat.
Earlier, CDS Rawat said that coronavirus has affected the three services in very limited numbers and the discipline and patience of the armed forces’ personnel have helped in preventing its spread there.
“There are some special activities that nation will get to witness. Indian Air Force will conduct flypast from Srinagar to Trivandrum and another one starting from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kutch in Gujarat. It’ll include both transport & fighter aircraft,” Rawat further said. During the Indian Air Force’s flypast, the aircraft will also be showering flower petals at some places.
“The Army on its part will conduct mountain band displays along some of the Covid-19 hospitals in almost every district of our country. The armed forces will also lay wreath at the police memorial on May 3 in support of our police forces,” added Rawat.
The Navy on its part will have its warships deployed in formations in coastal areas in the evening on May 3. Navy warships would also be lit up and their choppers would be used for showering petals on hospitals.