Leh: Ram Nath Kovind’s first visit outside Delhi as president

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LEH: President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Leh today on a one-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. This is his first visit outside Delhi after taking over the office earlier this month.

The governor of Jammu and Kashmir NN Vohra, Prime Minister Mehbooba Mufti, senior ministers, Indian army chief Bipin Rawat and other civilian and military officials welcomed Kovind at Leh airport.

The President, who is also the supreme commander of the Indian Armed Forces, headed directly to the Regimental Center Ladakh Scouts, where he will receive the salutation in a parade and present the colors of the President to the regiment and his five battalions.