Parrikar to visit Kashmir, pay tributes to Major Somnath

Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar is scheduled to visit Kashmir tomorrow to pay homage to the India's first Param Vir Chakra recipient Major Somnath on his 69th death anniversary.
Parrikar to visit Kashmir, pay tributes to Major Somnath
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Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar is scheduled to visit Kashmir tomorrow to pay homage to the India's first Param Vir Chakra recipient Major Somnath on his 69th death anniversary.

The Defence Minister will join senior army officers and other ranks in paying tribute to Major Somnath near the Srinagar Airport in Budgam district, an army official said.

He said Parikkar is likely to be briefed by army officials on the situation along the Line of Control and the anti-militancy operations in the hinterland.

Major Somnath was the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra, the highest military honour.

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