Kapil Dev urges youngsters to join Army

February 20th, 2009 - 10:45 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Former Indian cricket skipper Kapil Dev on Friday exhorted youngsters to join the army and said the country needs help from every citizen of the country and it is important for everybody to join the army.

Dev, who was recently commissioned into the Territorial Army, was taking part in a commando training camp here.

The 50-year-old all-rounder was commissioned into the Infantry battalion of the Punjab Regiment of 150 Territorial Army, as an honorary lieutenant colonel.

Addressing the media, Dev said, I love army, I love my people, and if people like us cannot come than who will come. I think it is important for everybody to join the army. Today, India needs help from every citizen of the country and people like us should join.

He is also the brand ambassador of the Territorial Army and will help to train army golfers.

Officials said that Dev was undergoing training just as any other army man.

A training officer Colonel HBS Lagshar said, For the last three days, Lieutenant Colonel Kapil Dev has been attending the training. During the training, he is learning physical fitness. Today, he has performed PT with other trainees. We also gave training on obstacle courses to him, besides giving him necessary training on weapons. (ANI)

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