Prez to visit Siachen today, Rawat in Kargil

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 9: President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow.
He will be only second President of the country to visit Siachen Glacier. APJ Abdul Kalam was the first President to visit the Glacier on April 2, 2004. Click here to watch video
During historic visit to Siachen, Kovind will also visit Kumar Post.
Troops man Siachen Glacier braving very hostile weather.
The President being Supreme Commander of three Services-Army, Air Force and Navy-would inter-act with the Army Commanders and jawans.
Meanwhile, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat today visited forward areas in Kargil sector and reviewed security situation and operational preparedness of the troops.
He was likely to receive President Kovind at Siachen Glacier tomorrow.


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