The Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat, along with the three military chiefs of the country, is scheduled to address a press conference at 6 pm on Friday (May 1). The interaction with the media comes at a time when the country is under a lockdown in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even though the topic of discussion of the press conference is not known, news reports suggest it is likely to focus on the pandemic situation and the steps to be taken in the post-lockdown phase for the services. The lockdown is scheduled to end this Sunday (May 3), unless it is extended again.
This is the first time that the Chief of the Defence Staff, a post that was created only last year, and the three military chiefs will be holding a joint press conference. The three current military chiefs are Army chief MM Naravane, Air chief RKS Bhadauria and Navy chief Karambir Singh.