President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Siachen glacier base camp in Ladakh

He will be the first president to visit the camp since the visit of the then president APJ Abdul Kalam in 2004.

Published: 10th May 2018 11:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th May 2018 11:31 AM   |  A+A-

President Ram Nath Kovind (File | PTI)


SRINAGAR: President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday to visit base camp of Siachen glacier, world's highest battlefield, defence sources said.

Meanwhile, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat visited Kargil sector in Ladakh region and reviewed security situation on Wednesday.

Sources said President Kovind will interact with the soldiers posted there.

He will be the first president to visit the camp since the visit of the then president APJ Abdul Kalam in 2004. The president will also visit the Kumar Post and interact with soldiers there.

Dr Kalam became the first Indian President to visit the Siachen glacier.

A defence ministry spokesman on the Official Twitter Account of Northern Command, said "#General Bipin Rawat #COAS visited forward areas in #Kargil Sector; reviewed security situation & operational preparedness. The #COAS lauded all ranks for their dedication and high morale".


Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp