Former Indian Captain Ms Dhoni will serve the Indian army in Kashmir and will undertake the duties of patrolling, guard and post duty for about 15 days, the Indian Army said in a statement on Thursday.
"Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary) MS Dhoni is proceeding to 106 Territorial Army Battalion (Para) for being with the Battalion from 31 July-15 Aug 2019," the statement said.
This move of Dhoni will also help in increasing the awareness among the youth about the armed forces and this is what Dhoni want, as said by the officials.
The 38-year-old holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army unit of the Parachute Regiment (106 Para TA battalion).
Dhoni, who made himself unavailable for the West Indies series to serve his regiment, will formally join his duty in Kashmir on July 31. The former India captain will stay with the army till August 15, the army said in a statement.
The statement further added that Dhoni will be serving in the Kashmir valley as part of Victor Force. "The unit is in Kashmir as part of Victor Force. He'll be taking duties of patrolling, guard&post duty and will be staying with troops."
"As requested by the officer and approved by Army Headquarters; he will be taking on the duties of patrolling, guard and post duty and would be staying with troops," the statement said.