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Dhoni to visit Siachen base camp and forward areas of J&K

india Updated: Jun 01, 2012 23:04 IST

India cricket captain and honorary Lt Col MS Dhoni will visit the forward area of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region and will also take a trip to the base camp of Siachen, the world's highest battlefield.

Dhoni will visit Hamirpur in Pooch tomorrow before heading to Rajouri. The skipper will then move to Naushera to interact with the troops at Kalsian, defence sources said.

The World Cup winning captain will visit Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur on June 3 before leaving for Srinagar on tour of 15 Corps, the sources said.

From there Dhoni will head for the 14 Corps area in Leh and also the Siachen base camp, they added.

The Indian skipper will further visit north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Sunday to witness the final of the first phase of Kashmir Premier League (KPL) at Shaukat Ali Stadium, a defence spokesman in Srinagar said.

Dhoni is scheduled to interact with media persons after the cricket match, the spokesman added.

Dhoni, who is enjoying a rare month-and-a-half break from cricket, was conferred with the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the elite Parachute Regiment last year.