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Armed forces to conduct flypast to thank Covid warriors, says CDS Rawat

Armed forces to conduct flypast to thank Covid warriors, says CDS Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Friday said that the Air Force will carry out flypast across the country on May 3 to display their gratitude to all "corona warriors". His statement comes as India extended lockdown by two more weeks starting May 4.

"On behalf of the 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 while addressing a press conference along with the three armed services chiefs.

Last week, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, during a conference with top commanders of the three armed forces, had said "adversary" should not be allowed to exploit the current situation while the forces battle Covid-19.

Singh had "directed the Forces to initiate measures to spend financial resources, avoiding wastage in view of the economic burden imposed by COVID-19.

(Inputs and image from theindianexpress.com)

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