Olympic champion shooter Abhinav Bindra was on Friday picked as the flagbearer of the Indian unexpected at the Rio Games' opening service on August 5.
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) affirmed that they have picked the 2008 Beijing Olympic gold medallist as the nation's flagbearer for the quadrennial party.
Bindra will show up this year.
Close by star boxer Vijender Singh, tennis legend Leander Paes and enhanced grappler Sushil Kumar, Bindra's name was under thought preceding the 2012 London Games as well, before the IOA gave the honor to the twofold Olympic medallist wrestler.
The 33-year-old is till date India's lone individual gold medallist at the Olympics.
The normally saved shooter accomplished the deed when he secured a memorable gold in 10-meter air rifle occasion at the Beijing Games in 2008.
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) communicated its enjoyment at the improvement.
"He is India's exclusive solitary gold medallist, he is additionally in the official leading body of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). We feel it's a fair choice, an insightful choice and we entire heartedly bolster it," NRAI President Raninder Singh told PTI.
Victor of various awards at top worldwide rivalries including World Championships, World Cups, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games, Bindra is likewise one of the goodwill ministers of the Indian unexpected for the Rio Games and is working towards moving the competitors to give their best in the Brazilian city this late spring.