New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Armed forces will conduct fly pasts, shower petals on hospitals and light up ships to thank the coronavirus warriors acorss the country on May 3, said the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on Friday evening.

Addressing a press conference along with all the three chiefs of service staffs, CDS General Rawat said that they would like to thank all COVID-19 warriors -- including doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, police, home guards, delivery boys and media -- who have been reaching out with the message of government on how to carry on with lives in these difficult times.

"There are some special activities that nation will get to witness. Air Force to conduct flypast from Srinagar to Trivandrum and another one starting from Dibrugarh in Assam to Kutch in Gujarat. It'll include both transport and fighter aircraft," CDS Rawat said.

"The Army on its part will conduct mountain band displays along some of the COVID hospitals in almost every district of our country. The armed forces will also lay wreathe at the police memorial on May 3 in support of our police forces," he added.

General Rawat further said that 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, General Rawat said.

Praising the police personnel, the Chief of Defence Staff said that are capable of undertaking actions in red zones also and there is no need for military deployment.

"There will be no let-up in our operations against terrorism or infiltration," CDS Rawat said while adding that no operational task has been affected or will be affected due to the coronavirus pandemic.

CDS General Rawat further said that it is not proper to conclude that the novel coronavirus is result of biological warfare.  

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.

He had also said that armed forces' personnel understand that they will have to remain uninfected by the virus to be able to support people and government as the country battles coronavirus. 

(With ANI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma