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MS Dhoni will protect citizens in Kashmir says Army Chief Bipin Rawat

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 July 2019, 15:10 IST
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Indian cricketer MS Dhoni will serve in Jammu & Kashmir as part of his training program with the Army. MS Dhoni will be in the Kashmir valley as a part of Victor force and his service period will start from July 31 to August 15. MS Dhoni is an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Indian Army and he is part of the parachute regiment.

MS Dhoni will be taking responsibility of patrolling, guard, post duty and he will be living like any other soldier. MS Dhoni has taken a two-month break from cricket to serve in the Indian Army. Dhoni has completed his basic Army training and became a qualified paratrooper in 2015 after he completed five training jumps from Army aircraft at the Agra training camp.

But when NDTV asked the Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat about MS Dhoni’s safety he said, “I don't think we will need to protect him, he will protect the citizens and garrison entrusted to his task.”

“In fact, he will be protecting a lot of other people because he will now be performing with the 106 Territorial Army battalion (Para). It is a very good battalion and they have been performing a line of communication duties, static protection and he will be a part of it,” Rawat added.

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First published: 26 July 2019, 15:10 IST