Sachin Tendulkar to get honorary Group Captain rank of IAF
Sachin Tendulkar will be conferred with the honorary rank of Group Captain of the Indian Air Force, in pursuance of a provision in the armed forces to grant such ranks to eminent personalities.The Air Force feels that Tendulkar’s association with it will motivate the younger generation to join it and serve the country.
In recognition of his glorious achievement as a cricketer, the Air Force mooted the proposal and it received the assent from the President in her capacity as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
Till date the Air Force has granted honorary ranks to 21 persons, including noted industrialists and aviation enthusiasts such as J.R.D. Tata and Vijaipat Singhania.