Barinder Saluja, Chandigarh :June 23 : God of Indian cricket sachin tendulkar is once again to receive a rare honor and this time it is from Indian Air Force. “Under the provision of grant of honorary rank by Armed Forces to eminent personalities acknowledging their contribution towards the nation, the President and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of India is pleased to confer Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar the honorary rank of Group Captain of the Indian Air Force,” the IAF said in a statement.
“In recognition of Sachin’s glorious achievements as a cricketer and sports icon par excellence, IAF had mooted a proposal to confer the honorary rank of Group Captain.
“Besides the recognition, his association with the IAF will motivate the younger generation to join the Air Force to serve the country,” the statement added.
“It is indeed a great honour that I have been considered for honorary Group Captain in the IAF. As an Indian I am proud to be associated with the dynamic force and I shall do my very best to be brand ambassador for the force,” Tendulkar said in a statement from London.