SRINAGAR, June 4: Indian cricket icon and goodwill ambassador of the Indian Army, Lt Col (Hony) Mohinder Singh Dhoni on the third day of his visit to the Northern Command, interacted with the patients of 92 Base Hospital and officers and jawans of Chinar Corps here today.
After his arrival from Baramulla, Mr Dhoni called on General Officer Commanding designate of Chinar Corps, Lt Gen Om Parkash, who is scheduled to take over the charge on June 9 . He also interacted with the other senior officers and troops of the Corps at Badami Bagh Cantonment.
Mr Dhoni also met the children from down town, Srinagar and gave them autographs and also had photo-session with them. The school children seen delighted while interacting and also posed some questions. Dhoni replied their queries.
Accompanied by the senior army officers, then he moved to 92 Base Hospital and interacted with the soldiers undergoing treatment there. He thanked the ailing and injured jawans for their sacrifice in the duty of the nation. Mr Dhoni also presented them gifts and wished for their speedy recovery.
Being a Territorial Army officer, Lt Col Dhoni visited two TA battalions based in Srinagar. At 126 Infantry Battalion (TA/ JAKRIF), he was received by the CO, Col S S Pathania. He interacted with the officers and jawans for some time there and also posed for a photograph with them. He also paid a visit to 162 Infantry Battalion (TA).
Thereafter, he left for Delhi in the afternoon. Mr Dhoni is scheduled to visit Leh and Siachen glacier base camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, Defence spokesman Lt Col J S Brar said.