Kovind likely to visit army posts in Ladakh on his maiden trip as Prez

The Northlines - - BUSINESS -

Pres­i­dent elect Ram Nath Kovind's maiden visit after he takes over the cov­eted post on July 25 is likely to be the high al­ti­tude Army po­si­tions in Jammu and Kash­mir's Ladakh.

Kovind, who would be the 14th Pres­i­dent of the coun­try, is also the Supreme Com­man­der of the armed forces. "We have ini­ti­ated the process and hope to get the nod soon," an Army source said.

The Ladakh re­gion also as­sumes sig­nif­i­cant strate­gic im­por­tance as it shares bound­ary with In­dia's both ad­ver­saries- China in the east and Pak­istan in the west. For­mer Bi­har Gov­er­nor Kovind won the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion with a com­fort­able mar­gin against Op­po­si­tion nom­i­nee Meira Ku­mar.

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