Operation Namaste is a campaign launched by the Indian Army to combat the spread of COVID-19 and help the government in its fight against the pandemic. The Indian Army has code-named its anti-COVID-19 operations as Operation Namaste and has, so far, established eight quarantine facilities across the country.
Army Chief General MM Naravane assured Army personnel to not worry about their near and dear ones and cancellation of leaves as a similar situation had been observed during Operation Parakram and the force had come out successfully from it. He said Army will execute Operation Namaste too successfully.
As part of the Operation Namaste campaign, the Army has established command wise helpline numbers. Further, the facility for families of Army to visit the nearest Army camp in case emergency has also been set-up.
Army can’t maintain social distancing due to tactical and operational reasons and, therefore, to protect the country it is important for Army to keep themselves safe and fit. “Keeping this in mind, we had issued two to three advisories in the last few weeks which should be followed,” Naravane said.
“As an Army Chief, it is my priority to keep my force protected and fit too. We can serve in our duties only when we are ourselves protected from coronavirus,” Naravane said.