Emphasising that armed forces are solidly behind those fighting the coronavirus pandemic, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Friday said the Air Force will carry out flypasts across the country on May 3 to display their gratitude to all “corona warriors”.
CDS General Rawat also said Navy warships will be lit up and their choppers will be used for showering flower petals on hospitals treating Covid patients. His statement comes as India extended lockdown by two more weeks, starting May 4.
While addressing a joint press conference with three armed services chiefs,—Army chief General M M Naravane, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria— CDS General Rawat said the Air Force will conduct a flypast from Srinagar to Thiruvananthapuram and another from Dibrugarh to Kutch on May 3. He also said that the fixed-wing and fighter aircraft of the Air Force will also participate in the flypasts on May 3 evening.