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Uri Attack: Time has come to answer bullets with grenades – Boxer Manoj Kumar's appeal to Narendra Modi

Uri Attack: Time has come to answer bullets with grenades – Boxer Manoj Kumar's appeal to Narendra Modi

Manoj, who is known for his patriotic thoughts, wrote a hard-hitting Facebook post where he appealed to the Prime Minister to answer bullets of terrorists with grenades.

I take responsibility for Rio boxing campaign: Coach Sandhu

I take responsibility for Rio boxing campaign: Coach Sandhu

In Rio, at least one medal was expected from the three who made the cut.

Girl power to the fore: PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik save India from drawing a blank in Rio Games

Girl power to the fore: PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik save India from drawing a blank in Rio Games

Three unassuming women became the redeemers for India at the Rio Olympics as the country concluded its campaign with some good, bad and ugly memories.

Rio Olympics 2016: No-medal show reflects rot in Indian boxing

Rio Olympics 2016: No-medal show reflects rot in Indian boxing

Country’s last hope in sport vanishes as Krishan goes down to Uzbek World No. 1 in quarters

Manoj Kumar bows out of Rio Olympics 2016 with a spirited show

Manoj Kumar bows out of Rio Olympics 2016 with a spirited show

Manoj was guilty of not using his height and reach advantage to the fullest and was clearly shaken by a vicious blow to his torso by Gaibnazarov's powerful left hand.

New kits available for Indian boxers, no threat of Olympics disqualification

New kits available for Indian boxers, no threat of Olympics disqualification

So far, Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Manoj (64kg) have won their opening bouts to enter the pre-quarters of their respective categories.

India at Rio, Day 5: Indian archers, Manoj Kumar raise expectations after Jitu Rai's heartbreaking exit

India at Rio, Day 5: Indian archers, Manoj Kumar raise expectations after Jitu Rai's heartbreaking exit

Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi, along with boxer Manoj Kumar, brought smiles back on the faces of Indian fans with their dominating performances on Day 5 at Rio.

Rio Olympics, Day 5: Flop shows from Jitu Rai, women's hockey team; Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari reach pre-quarters

Archer Atanu Das and boxer Vikas Krishan progressed to the next rounds in their respective disciplines on Day 4

Rio Olympics Round-up: How India performed on Day 5 of biggest sporting extravaganza

Rio Olympics Round-up: How India performed on Day 5 of biggest sporting extravaganza

Another bright spot for India on Day 5 was boxer Manoj Kumar's qualification in men's light welter (64kg) pre-quarters.

Rio 2016: Indian boxer Manoj Kumar stuns Olympic bronze-medallist to enter pre-quarters

Rio 2016: Indian boxer Manoj Kumar stuns Olympic bronze-medallist to enter pre-quarters

Manoj prevailed 2-1 in the hard-fought battle in which he had to hold his ground against the intense aggression displayed by Lithuanian Petrauskas in all three rounds.

Rio Olympics, Day 5: India's complete schedule; spotlight on Jitu Rai, Sania-Bopanna pair, Manoj Kumar

Rio Olympics, Day 5: India's complete schedule; spotlight on Jitu Rai, Sania-Bopanna pair, Manoj Kumar

The onus is on Jitu Rai to end India's medal-less run at the biggest sporting spectacle.

Rio 2016: Formidable draw set to challenge Indian grit in boxing

Rio 2016: Formidable draw set to challenge Indian grit in boxing

Of the three, Vikas is the only one to get a seeding -- 7th -- but none of them managed to secure a first-round bye.

Rio-bound boxer Manoj Kumar reaches out to PM Narendra Modi – Here's why

Rio-bound boxer Manoj Kumar reaches out to PM Narendra Modi – Here's why

Manoj also expressed extreme gratitude towards his coach, Rajesh Kumar, who he labeled as his single source of motivation.

Vijender Singh out of Olympic contention, wishes best for Vikas Krishan

Vijender Singh out of Olympic contention, wishes best for Vikas Krishan

Vikas entered the semifinals of the AIBA World Qualifying Tournament in Baku to book a Rio berth. 

Vikas ​Krishan, Manoj Kumar book Olympic berths in Baku

Vikas ​Krishan, Manoj Kumar book Olympic berths in Baku

Kumar had lost to World Number 1 Tom Stalker of Great Britain during his pre-quarterfinal bout, that too in a controversial manner.

Devendro Singh in semis; Manoj Kumar, Sumit Sangwan enter Olympic Qualifiers​

Devendro Singh in semis; Manoj Kumar, Sumit Sangwan enter Olympic Qualifiers​

Manoj was the first to take the ring and he rallied to beat Ismetov in his pre-quarterfinal contest.

Devendro Singh in quarters, Manoj Kumar in last-16 of Olympic Qualifiers

Devendro Singh in quarters, Manoj Kumar in last-16 of Olympic Qualifiers

India have not sent any entry in the 56kg category as Shiva Thapa has already qualified for the Rio Games

Manoj Kumar enters second round of AIBA World Olympic Qualifiers

Manoj Kumar enters second round of AIBA World Olympic Qualifiers

However, Gaurav Bidhuri (52kg) and Mandeep Jangra (69kg) lost lost their respective bouts.

Indian boxers make confident start at World Olympic Qualifiers

Indian boxers make confident start at World Olympic Qualifiers

Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Commonwealth Games silver-winner Laishram Devendro (49kg) were the only Indians to be seeded.

Laishram Devendro, Vikas Krishan to lead 9-member Indian team at 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier at Baku

Laishram Devendro, Vikas Krishan to lead 9-member Indian team at 2016 Rio Olympic qualifier at Baku

The finalists in the light-flyweight and flyweight divisions will qualify for the Olympics, while the top-five will get Rio berths in the remaining eight weight divisions.