New Delhi: Former Army chief Gen. Ved Prakash Malik has raised concern over the frightening rise in the daily Covid-19 cases in India while slamming the ongoing election rallies, farmers' agitation and other events despite India witnessing a second wave of the pandemic.

General Ved Malik tweeted on Sunday to say that more people are dying in India every day than the casualties the country recorded during the Kargil War which went on for over two months.

He said, "Our nation is at war. 1338 Indians died due to pandemic yesterday (1182 day before): more than 2.5 times TOTAL killed in action in Kargil war. Is the nation focused on this war?" Coronavirus in India LIVE updates

Referring to the political rallies in poll-bound West Bengal and the agitation by the farmers who have been camping at Delhi borders for the past several months protesting against the farm laws, General Ved Malik said, "Election rallies, Faith events, Farmer agitation, in-fighting over resources going on...Wake up India!"

Gen Ved Malik was the Indian Army chief during the Kargil War.

India on Sunday saw the biggest single-day spike of over 2.61 lakh Covid-19 cases, pushing the country's tally to 1.47 crore, according to the Union health ministry. The death toll in India has climbed to 1,77,150 as 1,501 fatalities were registered in the past 24 hours.

This is the fourth day India has registered a spike of over two lakh Covid-19 cases. On Saturday, India had seen a surge of 2.34 lakh fresh Covid-19 cases.