IAF Flies Across Delhi To Laud and Salute Corona-Warriors

Publish On: 03 May, 2020 03:37 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

NEW DELHI: A squadron of military jets carried out a fly-past over on Delhi, the capital of the nation on Sunday, May 3 in accordance to the nationwide activity of expressing gratitude towards several health experts, doctors, Sanitation staff, paramedics and other front line workers who are fighting every day the battle against the novel coronavirus, which has created a havoc in the nation. 

The jets included Jaguar, Sukhoi-30MKI and MiG-29. They flew over Delhi's centrepiece boulevard, Rajpath and then circled around the city for the duration of 30 mins at 11:00 am.

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A separate fly-past was carried out by C-130, the premier transport aircraft. It covered Delhi as well as the NCR. The aircraft flew roughly at the height of 500-1000 metres while making sure of aerospace safety guidelines.

It was announced by Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Friday, 1 May 2020 that all three services will follow through a series of activities to express gratitude towards the "Corona-Warriors".

The activity began after laying of wreaths at the national police memorial in Delhi. It was done to pay respects to the police personnel who have been stationed in the enforcement of this nationwide lockdown, as per the officials.

Other cities also participated including Guwahati, Lucknow, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Patna, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Bhopal, Srinagar, Bengaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore and Hyderabad where fly-pasts were carried out by the Indian Air Force.

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Few IAF Helicopters also few over hospitals who are specifically treating COVID-19 positive patients and showered flower petals as a tribute to the medical experts.