NEW DELHI, March 27 -- Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Thursday said that the army is undertaking its operational tasks like before and the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak has not hit its preparedness.

"There are contingency plans in place and spread of Covid-19 will not affect the core efficiency of the army. The temporary phase of postponing our routine activities will soon be overcome by rescheduling them as and when the situation stabilises. As of now, our focus will be to combat Covid-19 aggressively by taking precautions, following the lockdown and curfew measures effectively and preparing own resources for future scenario," the chief said.

He said it was the army's "earnest responsibility" to keep the bor...