Ever since the news broke out about MS Dhoni undertaking duties while serving in the Army in Kashmir, people have brought up concerns regarding his safety in the region.
Some of the duties that Dhoni would undertake while serving in the 106 Territorial Army Battalion (Para), include patrolling, guard and post duty.
Over rising concerns, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that he doesn’t think that the former Indian cricketer needs any protection from the Army, instead should be protecting the citizens of the area. NDTV quoted the Army Chief saying,
When a citizen of India wants to don the military uniform then he has to also be prepared to fulfill the task for which the uniform has been assigned to him. MS Dhoni has carried out his basic training and we know that he will be able to accomplish the task.
In fact, he will be protecting a lot of other people because he will now be performing with the 106 Territorial Army battalion (Para). It is a very good battalion and they have been performing line of communication duties, static protection and he will be a part of it. I don’t think we will need to protect him, he will protect the citizens and garrison entrusted to his task,