Kargil Vijay Diwas: President Kovind pays tribute to soldiers in Srinagar

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday paid tribute to the slain soldiers on the 20th anniversary of the Kargil war by laying a wreath at the war memorial at the Army’s 15 Corps headquarters in Badami Bagh cantonment in Srinagar.

President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to soldiers in Srinagar on Kargil Vijay Diwas at the war memorial at Army’s 15 Corps headquarters in Badami Bagh cantonment Srinagar on Friday July 26,2019. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

President Kovind, who was scheduled to join Vijay Diwas function and pay tributes at war memorial at Drass in Kargil district of Ladakh region, could not travel there due to bad weather.

Later, the function was held in Srinagar, where President Kovind paid floral tribute at Chinar Corps War Memorial in Badami Bagh Cantonment.

Reports said that Governor Satya Pal Malik and other senior Army and civil administration officers were also present at the function.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter President Kovind said, “On #KargilVijayDiwas, paid tributes to our martyrs at Chinar Corps (15 Corps) War Memorial in Srinagar. India remains grateful to those in our Armed Forces who served in the Kargil conflict and defended our sovereignty with incredible valour.”

“On Kargil Vijay Diwas, a grateful nation acknowledges the gallantry of our Armed Forces on the heights of Kargil in 1999. We salute the grit and valour of those who defended India, and record our everlasting debt to those who never returned. Jai Hind,” President tweeted.

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