After a long battle with the deadly coronavirus, the Indian Army's EME Eastern Command, Brigadier Vikas Samyal passed away on Thursday, July 2, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
He is survived by wife and two daughters, who had recovered from coronavirus infection.
All about Indian Army's Eastern Command
"Eastern Command has remained heavily committed in active operations since its inception. Formations and units of the Command bore the brunt during the Chinese aggression in 1962 and were again at the forefront in the 1971 Indo-Pak War, which changed the course of the history of the subcontinent and installed India as an unchallenged regional power," read the Indian Army's website.
India's Covid-19 tally crosses 6 lakh-mark
Meanwhile, India's coronavirus tally has crossed the 6 lakh-mark with a spike of around 19,000 cases in one day. Fresh cases of the virus were reported from New Delhi, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The death toll due to coronavirus in India today was over 17,800.