Indian forces to join in Military World Games

A contingent of 149 services personnel will represent the Indian armed forces at the Military World Games at Rio-de-Janeiro in Brazil starting Saturday.

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2011, 20:54 PM IST

New Delhi: A contingent of 149 services
personnel will represent the Indian armed forces at the
Military World Games at Rio-de-Janeiro in Brazil starting
Saturday.
The contingent for the nine-day event includes a sizable
number of Commonwealth, Asian Games and National Games
medalists, the Army said in a release.

Indian armed forces will participate in 12 disciplines -
boxing, fencing, judo, pentathlon, sailing, shooting,
swimming, taekwondo, track and field, triathlon, volleyball
and parachuting, it said.

The team includes ace shooter Sanjeev Rajput and star
boxers Suranjoy Singh, T Nanao Singh and Chhote Lal Yadav.
The last edition of the Games was conducted by Indian
armed forces in which 6,000 athletes from 101 countries had
participated at Hyderabad in 2007.

These Games are conducted one year prior to the Olympics,
which sets the stage for Military athletes to commence their
preparation for the mega sporting event.

The Indian contingent is headed by Air Marshal J N Burma,
President Services Sports Control Board.

PTI