How Indian Armed forces will honour COVID-19 warriors today

How Indian Armed forces will honour COVID-19 warriors today

NEW DELHI:

The Indian Armed forces are set to conduct fly-pasts, play military bands, light up ships at sea and shower flower petals at hospitals treating COVID-19 patients across the country today to express gratitude to the people fighting the virus.

“During the current crisis, it is the doctors, nurses, policemen, media, sanitation workers, delivery personnel, bank employees, government employees and local store owners who have put their lives on the line to ensure that we as a nation are protected and cared for adequately,” said Army PRO Colonel Aman Anand.

The nation will witness flypasts by fighter and transport aircraft of the Indian Air force at multiple locations.Col Anand said the aerial salute from the Armed Forces will be flown as low as 500 meters so that everyone is able to witness the same from the safety of their homes.

The event will start on Sunday morning with a wreath-laying at the Police Memorial on behalf of all three Service Chiefs to pay respects for the sacrifice by police and paramilitary forces.

These aircraft of the IAF will cover major towns from Srinagar to Thiruvananthapuram and Dibrugarh to Kutch. The helicopters from IAF and IN will fly over hospitals treating corona patients and shower petals as a tribute to the corona warriors.

Rohith Kukkadapu

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