India's defence secretary tests positive for Covid-19
NEW DELHI: In a development that has unsettled the country’s top defence establishment in South Block on the Raisina Hill complex here, Union defence secretary Ajay Kumar has tested positive for Covid-19.
Sources said defence minister Rajnath Singh and some other top military and civilian officers did not attend their offices on Wednesday after the report of Kumar testing positive sent shock waves down the corridors of South Block.
“Extensive contact tracing and major disinfection of offices in South Block is underway. There is a list of around 30 people who came in close contact with the defence secretary over the last couple of days. They have been told to go into self-quarantine,” said a source.
Defence ministry spokesperson A Bharat Bhushan Babu, on being contacted by TOI, refused to say anything on the matter. Repeated calls to Kumar, a 1985-batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre, also went unanswered. The defence minister’s office, in turn, confirmed Singh did not go to South Block on Wednesday but said “he is not in quarantine” at his official residence.
印度时报联系了印度国防部发言人Bharat Bhushan Babu，他拒绝就此事发表评论。记者多次致电库马尔，也无人接听。印度国防部长办公室随后证实，辛格周三没有前往行政大楼南楼，但表示“他在官邸，没有隔离”。
The defence secretary is part of virtually all meetings summoned by the minister, while also regularly interacting with the military brass. His office is located on the first-floor of South Block in close proximity to the minister’s office.
Offices of the Army and Navy chiefs, General M M Naravane and Admiral Karambir Singh, are some distance away on the same floor. While the office of first-ever chief of defence staff, General Bipin Rawat, is temporarily housed in the basement of South Block, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria sits in the nearby Vayu Sena Bhawan.
陆军司令M M Naravane将军和海军上将Karambir Singh的办公室在同一层楼里不远处。第一任国防参谋长比平·拉瓦特将军的办公室暂时设在行政大楼南楼的地下室，而空军司令空军上尉R K S Bhadauria的办公室则在附近的Vayu Sena Bhawan。
At last it started affecting top beaurocrats. They deserve to feel d pain of poor sufferers
Government should also starts living with corona as they are asking people to
This shows that they are not hiding, they are doing their work
They will be made to work!
There are spy operating in India trying to infect all top defense and politicians and some congress are part of it as they also tried to infect Gujarat CM by arranging interview.
How long people will run away from virus? At one point of time everybody will surely get infected. Stop dreaming about vaccine, scientists barely understand virus.
Everybody is have, plain simple just follow strict hygiene, diet increase immunity, follow...
It is good enough if doctors are able to save lives. Then there will be no need for lockdown.
I hope he is admitted in Govt hospital as he is a govt employee.
guys like him are treated like kings.He is very powerful man and more.
Stop all connection with Corona affected cities.China did the same with Wuhan.Dont run trains from these cities
Virus is spreading from top to bottom and no difference rich or poor even rich are well guarded all time.
Beware of Indian anti-nationals, jihadists and Chinese.
Humans discriminate but corona does not.
send him to state govt hospital.He is indian like us
He is top ias official while u r uneducated man
Why so much of sensitive information is made public? Media has too much information in India! No control and restraint on what is getting published in media!
Kejriwal has completely mishandled the coronavirus pandemic in Delhi. Every day 1000 cases are coming. He just can't ask his voters to stay at home. Now, this is affecting Central govt officers, doing vital functions.
The same goes with Mumbai
CoronaVirus has proved India is a failed union or nation wherein a semi literate & dumb PM dictates what 1.3 billion people should do.
fear of God and doing good deeds can save this universe from natural calamities.
ivanshika reddy kandakatla
This is expected. As me and many said earlier the real number of infected people in india is in crores and not in lakhs. As we can never test everyone, it spreads like wildfire.
May be a handiwork of Pakistan or Kashmiris.