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Pilot, Kapil and Dhoni to don olive green uniforms at Territorial Army Day parade

delhi Updated: Oct 08, 2012 21:10 IST
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Union minister of state for communication technology Sachin Pilot and cricket stars Kapil Dev and Mahendra Singh Dhoni will don their olive green uniforms to attend the Prime Minister's Territorial Army Day parade in New Delhi on Tuesday.

"Kapil Dev, Sachin Pilot and Dhoni will be attending the parade in their uniforms at the Territorial Army parade," Army officials said.

Of the three, Pilot is the latest entry into the force and was inducted last month as a Lieutenant into the Sikh regiment by Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh.

He is the only regular entry officer who has entered the force following all due procedures whereas the other two have joined as honorary officers.

Dhoni is an honorary Lt Col affiliated with the elite Parachute Regiment. Kapil Dev was the first star cricketer to have joined the force in honorary capacity.

The parade is held every year in October to mark the anniversary of the Territorial Army. It is reviewed by the defence minister where the Territorial Army showcases its capabilities and achievements.