MS Dhoni: Honorary Lieutenant Colonel To Join Victor Force in Kashmir
Former India captain and honorary Lieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni to join Victor Force in Kashmir Valley as he serves the Territorial Army. MS Dhoni was given Lieutenant Colonel Rank in the year 2011. He has also undergone para jumping training held in Agra. Dhoni has taken a 2-month sabbatical from cricket to fulfil his commitment with the Territorial Army. Dhoni always wanted to join the armed forces, he has made this very clear that he wished to be among them and after his cricketing career is over he would love to serve the Indian Army.
MS Dhoni whose retirement speculations went on high after India’s exit from world cup semifinal. Many believed that game against New Zealand will be his last. People started to speculate whether he will be with Team India in West Indies or not. However, MS Dhoni who made himself unavailable for the tour of West Indies will join Victor Force in Kashmir. The most decorated Indian captain who has won many laurels for the country will perform guarding and patrolling duties during his stay in Kashmir with Victor Force.
Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary) MS Dhoni is proceeding to 106 Territorial Army Battalion (Para) for being with the Battalion from 31 Jul-15 Aug 2019. 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 pic.twitter.com/q7ddDR4fSk
— ANI (@ANI) July 25, 2019
Dhoni who hold the rank of honorary Lieutenant Colonel with his 106 Territorial Army Battalion will be stationed in Kashmir Valley from 31 July to 15 August.
What Is Victor Force Which MS Dhoni Going to Join?
Victor force is a part of Rashtriya Rifles. Rashtriya Rifles was formed in the year 1990 during the government rule of Prime Minister V.P. Singh. It is also known as counter-insurgency force.
Rashtriya Rifles is divided into five different units and these units were deployed in different parts of the country.
Romeo Force – deployed in Rajouri and Poonch
Delta Force – deployed in Doda
Victor Force – deployed in Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and Budgam
Kilo Force – deployed in Kupwara, Baramulla and Srinagar
Uniform Force – deployed in Udhampur and Banihal