President Kovind, J&K Governor to join Vijay Diwas celebrations in Kargil

Three service chief to be present at the event
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President Ram Nath Kovind, who is also supreme commander ofarmed forces, will join the celebrations in view of Kargil Victory Day at WarMemorial in Drass,   Kargil district inJammu and Kashmir on July 26.

As per the scheduled programme, President Kovind will arrivein Kargil-Drass early in the morning.

The president would be received by Governor Satya Pal Malikalong with three service chiefs — Chief of Armed staff, General Bipin Rawat,Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and Chief of NavalStaff Admiral Karambir Singh.

"The three service officers are likely to brief the audienceover complexities of the operation," learned sources informed Greater Kashmir.

Earlier this week, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singhvisited the Kargil War Memorial and paid tributes to soldiers who lost theirlives during the Kargil war.

To commemorate the victory, a 'Victory Flame' was lit byRajnath Singh on July 14 at the National War Memorial in Delhi. The flame willtraverse through nine towns and cities before reaching Drass on July 26. Itwill be received by COAS and then be merged with the eternal flame at theKargil War Memorial.

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