PM Modi hails armed forces fly past for saluting COVID-19 frontline workers, says it’s a great gesture

3 May, 2020 | Priyanka Sharma

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In a bid to express their gratitude towards coronawarriors, Indian armed forces on Sunday are holding fly past and showering flower petals across the country.

All eyes are in the sky today as Indian armed forces salute COVID-19 frontline workers across the country by holding fly past and showering flower petals. In the visuals coming in from across the country, IAF aircrafts and choppers can be seen mapping the skyline to express their gratitude towards all the real life heroes who have been fighting novel coronavirus-COVID-19 fearlessly on ground zero. Delhi witnessed a fly past over Rajpath where three IAF aircrafts flew in a formation. A similar visual was observed over Mumbai’s Marine Drive, Srinagar’s Dal Lake, Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake, Jaipur’s Sawai Maansingh Hospital.

On Sunday morning, the representative chiefs of Airforce, Navy and Army, i.e – CDS Bipin Rawat, COAS Manoj Mukund Naravane, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria and Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh paid their tribute to coronawarriors at National Police Memorial in Delhi. Indian Naval Ship Jalashwa in Bay Of Bengal saluted coronawarriors by standing in a ‘Thank You’ formation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a video of Armed Forces’s salute to coronawarriors and called it a great gesture. Home Minister Amit Shah also saluted the coronawarriors and assured them that him, the Narendra Modi government and the entire country is with them. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also thanked the armed forces 

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The Indian Air Force aircrafts will cover the major cities of the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Ahemdabad, Guwahati, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram to Kutch. Followed by which, naval ships at the coasts of major sea ports, i.e Mumbai, Vizag, Port Blair, Kochi will light up in solidarity in the evening.

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