Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra today became the fourth Indian shooter to carry the tri-colour during the opening ceremony of a multi-discipline sporting event when he led the Indian contingent out during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony here.
Bindra was, on Thursday, nominated as the country's flag-bearer for the ceremony. The ace shooter led a 619-member strong contingent at the refurbished Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
"It's a great honour and a dream come true," Bindra had said after being named the flag bearer of the Indian contingent.
Dr. Karni Singh (1982 Asian Games), Jaspal Rana (1998 Commonwealth Games) and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (CWG 2006) are the other Indian shooters to have carried the tri-colour.
Incidentally, Bindra was just 15 when he made his maiden appearance in a multi-sport event, in the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur.