Indian Armed Forces to pay special tribute to COVID-19 warriors

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In a special gesture to honour the frontline workers who are tirelessly giving their all to combat the growing menace of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the Indian Armed forces on Sunday will pay special tributes to our warriors.

Fighter aircraft formations, comprising of the Sukhoi-30 MKI, MiG-29 and Jaguar will fly over Rajpath and will orbit over Delhi and will be visible to the residents of Delhi from their roof tops on May 3 morning as the Indian Air Force will salute the Corona Warriors—those fighting on the virus on the frontlines—in its own unique way.

“In addition, C-130 transport aircraft will follow a similar profile as fighters covering the entire Delhi and NCR region. The aircraft will be flying at an approximate height of 500 meters to 1000 meters keeping Aerospace safety in mind especially in respect of bird activity,” the IAF said in a statement.

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The IAF added that this flying activity is combined along with the training activity of IAF and opportunity flight for transport aircraft and helicopters who are involved in moving supplies related to COVID-19 task.

Officials from Indian Coast Guard said that as many as 46 ICG ships will carry out illumination, fire green flares and sound ships siren at 25 locations covering the coastline of 7516 km tomorrow.

In addition, helicopters from the India Air Force, Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, will carry out petal drop over Police War Memorial in the national capital. After this, the choppers will shower flower petals on Delhi hospitals involved in providing relief to patients of COVID-19.

The hospital which will be showered with flower petals include AllMS, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, GTB Hospital, Loknayak Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Safdarjang Hospital, Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, Max Saket, Rohini Hospital, Apollo Indraprastha Hospital and Army Hospital Research and Referal.

All three service Chiefs shall be laying a wreath at the Police Memorial on the morning of 3rd May, to honour the police personnel for their efforts, read an official statement.

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