The "strong action" it has promised against repeat dope-offender India is a only a position statement as of now because the country's six dope cases are still in the process of being confirmed, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on Sunday.
IWF has promised to take strict action against India, which has been banned twice in the past, for the six recent dope cases that came to light last month.
The lifters had flunked the out-of-competition dope tests conducted by WADA in September in Pune. But the international body has not set any time-frame for coming out with its decision on the matter.
"The Indian doping cases are still in progress which means that the cases are not closed yet, and in accordance with the WADA and IWF Anti-Doping Policy, no official and final decision can be taken before the last case is concluded," the IWF told PTI.
"Therefore the Executive Board took a temporary decision, i.e. A position statement in the event that the adverse analytical findings (positive results) are confirmed," it added.