Another feather is set to be added to star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar's cap with the Indian Air Force sending a proposal to the Defence Ministry to confer on him an honorary Group Captain's post.
"IAF has proposed to honour Sachin Tendulkar by granting him the honorary rank of Group Captain. We have sent the proposal to the Defence Ministry and they are considering it," an IAF official said.
Once the Ministry clears it, the file will go to the Prime Minister's Office and then to the President, the supreme commander of the armed forces, for approval.
In 2008, India's World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev had received the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the Territorial Army.
Image: Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar arriving in Ahmedabad in the role of a Good Samaritan. (Photograph Copyright PTI)