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London Olympics: Silver-medallist shooter Vijay Kumar wants to quit Indian army

Last Updated: Monday, August 06, 2012, 20:45
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London Olympics: Silver-medallist shooter Vijay Kumar wants to quit Indian armyNew Delhi: London Olympic silver-medalist shooter Vijay Kumar on Monday said that he wants to leave Indian Army as he has not been given a single promotion in last six years despite good performances at the national and international levels.

Unheralded Vijay, who is a subedar with 16 Dogra Regiment, provided the silver lining for India in London Games last week, clinching the second place in the 25m rapid fire pistol event.

"Indian army helped me in shooting by giving me coaching facilities and providing I with pistol and ammunition but I need money for my daily needs," Vijay told `PTI Bhasha` from London.

"Since 2006 I won many national and international medals that include 2010 Commonwealth Games` three gold and one silver medal. But I have not been recommended by my seniors. I have not given any promotion or honorary award or any other kind of facility," he added.

Six-time national champion, Vijay had won two silver at ISSF`s World Cup. And though he missed out on a medal in rapid fire event at Guangzhou Asiad, he won two bronze in air pistol and center fire pistol. He also won gold at Doha Asian Games.

"I have been continuously performing well in shooting, but I have not given any reward. I am still a subedar," complained Vijay.

Asked if he has written to his seniors about this, Vijay said, "Nothing is given in written. It is done automatically. If somebody is performing well, he is recommended by seniors."

Himachal Pradesh government has announced Rs 1 crore for Vijay but he is not satisfied with it as he is not been given any state awards so far.

"After 2010 CWG, Haryana, Punjab and other states gave promotion to their players but I have not received any award from my state where Parshuram and Himachal Gaurav award is given to those players who perform well at national and international level," he said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, August 06, 2012, 20:16

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L.V.Srinivasan - Belgaum
I am reminded of a story where a sage made a mouse into a lion and then the lion went to eat the sage.. This man is self centered and UNGREATFUL. Where would he have been if he was not in the Army???
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Aryan - India
This guy is expecting more (greedy and self centered). Isn`t 1 crore and 3 kg of gold enough for him?
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Shailendra - Delhi
what`s wrong in it, he deserves that and he proved himself. He is definitely thanking India Army to support him to achieve this level...but at the end everybody wants his personnel growth as well and for that he need money he need promotion. Now he is performing well and everybody is praising him but what after 2 or 5 years ....if mahendra singh dhoni can be colonel in Indian Army without being a part of Indian army why can`t this army men can expect such promotions??????
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xyz - india
he forgot the training during initial phase given by indian army which made him a determined soul ... and further not to forgot the amount of money spend by indian army on him .. he should hank his star for being part of indian army and thats y he is standing in a podium... shame on this guy .. indian army should remove him immd
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