IAF honor for Tendulkar

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New Delhi: Star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on June 23 became the first sportsperson-also the only eminent personality without any aviation background-to be selected for an Indian Air Force honor after the IAF announced an honorary rank of Group Captain for him.

Elated with the honor, Tendulkar said, “It is indeed a great honor 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.”

The IAF said in a statement that under the provision of grant of honorary rank by Armed Forces to eminent personalities acknowledging their contribution towards the nation.

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