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The Indian Navy will contribute “all its power” in these difficult times: Chief of the Navy in Covid-19 | India News


NEW DELHI: India faces perhaps the greatest humanitarian challenge after Independence due to the coronavirus pandemic and the Indian Navy will collectively rise up to face the adversity facing the nation, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh said Wednesday.
In a message to Navy personnel, Admiral Singh said the Navy will step up its outreach to extend medical assistance as the pandemic spreads to rural areas of India and people residing in those areas need help.
“This is an unprecedented situation for us. This is perhaps the greatest humanitarian challenge for the country to date since independence,” he said.
“I think that, possibly, there is no one among us, who does not have someone in the family, or someone very close to us, who has not been COVID positive, has not been hospitalized, or worse, has succumbed to the disease” . said the Chief of the Navy.
The naval chief of staff said the force has to contribute its “full power” to the nation in these “difficult times.”
“No one knows when the pandemic will end. But I can say, with the greatest confidence that our courage, our determination, will never end. We will collectively rise as ‘Team of the Navy’ in this adversity, and we will do everything we can for the nation, to the Navy and for our communities, ”said Admiral Singh.
“I am proud of what has been accomplished in recent weeks, especially by our healthcare teams and our operating units. I look forward to continuing this. effort and supporting our country in these difficult times, ”he said.
The Navy chief said all Navy teams are putting their shoulders behind the wheel to support the national effort.
“Right now, I see two priorities for the Navy; first, to fully contribute to the national effort, and second, to protect our communities, our defense civilians, our former military and all their families in every way,” he said. saying.
The Navy has been vigorously supporting civil authorities in several states to deal with rapidly spreading coronavirus cases, including by creating dedicated health facilities to treat people with COVID-19.
The Navy has already launched a mega-operation to bring liquid medical oxygen from several countries in the Persian Gulf and Southeast Asia.
“The pandemic is spreading to rural areas and they need help. Our outlying units could adopt a village and provide assistance just like INS Chilka has done,” he said.

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