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The Morning Wrap: CAG Says Vadra Unduly Favoured; Kargil War Colonels Were 'Overage'

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - JULY 26: Navy Jawans during the Kargil Vijay Diwas function to the martyrs who gallantly laid down their life for the nation in the 1999 Kargil conflict with Pakistan, at Amar Jawan Jyoti on July 26, 2014 in New Delhi, India. Jaitely said the government will soon finalise the site for construction of a 'grand' National War Memorial. ''Kargil Vijay Diwas' marks victory of India over Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil war. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

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