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PM to visit Drass on Kargil Vijay Diwas

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DRASS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to pay tribute to the soldiers of the Indian Army on the 24th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas by visiting Drass in the Kargil district of Ladakh on July 26, officials said.

While awaiting formal communication from the Union Territory Administration of Ladakh, officials have been informed about the Prime Minister’s anticipated visit to Drass. Modi is scheduled to arrive at Srinagar Airport from New Delhi, proceed to Drass, and spend approximately an hour there.

 

During his time there, he will engage with troops, pay tribute to the soldiers who died during 1999 war with Pakistan in Kargil, and then return to Srinagar en route to New Delhi.

 

Modi has previously visited Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, on the occasion of Diwali in 2014, shortly after assuming office as Prime Minister.

He also led the International Yoga Day celebrations in Leh on June 21, 2020. However, this visit to Drass on Kargil Vijay Diwas will mark his first tribute to the fallen soldiers.

In addition to the Prime Minister, Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh Brig (Retd) BD Mishra, Army Chief Gen Manoj Pande, and Northern Command Chief Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi are also expected to visit Drass.

The chairpersons of the Leh and Kargil Autonomous Hill Development Councils, Tashi Gyalson and Feroz Khan, will join them to commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas.

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