IAF flypast Live Updates: C-130J aircraft fly past over Rajpath in Delhi in honour of frontline corona warriors

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The flypast began on Sunday morning with IAF aircraft seen flying over the Dal Lake in Srinagar. Owing to light showers in Delhi, the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft which took flight from Srinagar are expected to be over the national capital region (NCR) at 10:15 am on Sunday.

IAF aircraft pay tribute:

Tribute to frontline workers in Chandigarh:

After they took flight from Srinagar, the two the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft were photographed over Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh.

Here’s the full schedule of the armed forces’ tribute

Floral tribute to police/security personnel:

At the same time, an Indian Air Force chopper showered flower petals on the Police War Memorial in New Delhi to pay tribute to police officers keeping the law and order across the country in this time of crisis.

IAF, Indian Army pay tribute to frontline workers in Haryana:

Indian Air Force (IAF) choppers flew past the Panchkula Government hospital in Haryana while an Indian Army band performed underneath to express gratitude towards frontline workers.

Floral tribute in Goa:

Navy choppers showered flower petals on the Goa Medical College in Panaji to thank frontline workers for their efforts towards battling the novel coronavirus outbreak.

C-130J fly over Rajpath:

The C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft conducted a flypast over Rajpath in Delhi at around 10:15 am on Sunday morning.

IAF’s Su-30 aircraft flypast in Mumbai:

The Indian Air Force’s Su-30 aircraft flew past Marine Drive in Mumbai on Sunday morning in honour of the frontline workers working day and night to contain the Covid-19 outbreak in the city.

Floral tribute over Lucknow:

IAF choppers showered flowers over King George’s Medical University in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh as a tribute to frontline workers.

Flypast in Odisha:

IAF choppers flew past Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on Sunday morning as part of the armed forces’ show of gratitude towards frontline workers.

Floral tribute in Bengaluru:

An IAF chopper showered flower petals over the Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru to honour the healthcare workers on the frontline in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Salute from sky to sea:

The armed forces through various military gestures are saluting coronavirus warriors today. There are flypasts by fighter and transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at multiple locations as announced earlier by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat Rawat.

These aircraft will cover cities starting from Srinagar to Thiruvananthapuram and Dibrugarh to Kutch. Helicopters from the IAF and Indian Navy will fly over hospitals treating coronavirus patients and shower petals as a tribute to coronavirus warriors.

While C-130 transport aircraft will fly over Rajpath, the fighter will fly between 10 am-11 am. This flying activity is combined with the training activity of the IAF and opportunity flight for transport aircraft and helicopters who are involved in moving supplies related to Covid-19 task.

Flower petals will be dropped in Itanagar, Guwahati, Shillong and Kolkata, around 10:30 am. The Air Force band will be playing in Guwahati as well for paying tribute to the corona warriors.

In Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, the flower-petal showering will take place at KGMU and SGPGI Trauma Center between 10:15-10:30 am. Fighter aircraft will flypast over Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow around 12:20 pm.

In the evening, Naval ships on the coasts of Mumbai, Porbandar, Karwar, Vizag, Chennai, Kochi and Port Blair will light up and flare fires in solidarity with the corona warriors. Indian Coast Guard ships will be seen at 24 places including Porbandar, Okha, Ratnagiri, Dahanu, Murud, Goa, New Mangalaore, Kavarati, Karaikal, Chennai, Krishnapatnam, Nizamapatanam, Puducherry, Kakinada, Paradip, Gopalpur/Puri, Sagar Island, Port Blair, Diglipur, Mayabundur, Hut bay and Campbel Bay.

CDS General Bipin Rawat had on Friday said the armed forces will express their gratitude to the coronavirus warriors through various military gestures on Sunday. General Bipin Rawat said the tri-services including Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force will organise various events for the doctors, nurses, police, media, delivery personnel, bank employees, government employees and local store owners as a mark of respect for them.

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