Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, senior ministers, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat and other civil and military officials received Kovind at the Leh airport.
The President, who is also the supreme commander of the Indian Armed Forces, drove straight to the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre where he will take the salute at a parade and present the President's colours to the regiment and its five battalions.
My first visit outside Delhi since taking office, to Leh to honour the Ladakh Scouts. A trip dedicated to our armed forces #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 21, 2017
General Rawat had on Sunday arrived in Leh on a two-day visit to take stock of the situation on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between China and India.
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