Indian Army observes “No Movement”; Special train to move soldiers

Indian Army observes “No Movement”; Special train to move soldiers

Indian Army observes “No Movement”; Special train to move soldiers: The Indian Army chief COAS General Manoj Naravane issued directives to all the military cantonments, headquarters, establishments to strictly ensure no movement of forces till April 19, 2020. This decision has been taken to fight COVID-19 during extended lock down.

The Indian Army is to ferry special trains to move soldiers to northern and eastern borders. This is being done to bring back officers who were on leave. According to army sources, around 20-25% of army personnel were on leave. The total strength of the Indian Army is 13 lakhs.

The army headquarters are to function with 50% manpower. The training and temporary duties are to remain suspended till May 3, 2020. Sports, social, academic, religious and cultural gatherings are to remain suspended in cantt areas. The offices in hotspots are to observe “No Movement” to indefinite period.

Till now, no date has been issued for these areas. Around 170 hotspots have been identified by the Central Government. These are the areas where the growth rate of the infection and its spread is increasing day by day.

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