Great medal scope for Indian shooters: Jindal
NOTED INDUSTRIALIST and Member of Parliament Navin Jindal sees great prospects of international shooting medals for India.india Updated: Jan 24, 2007 23:54 IST
NOTED INDUSTRIALIST and Member of Parliament Navin Jindal sees great prospects of international shooting medals for India.
India is the land of Arjun and marksmanship flows in our veins, Jindal said on Wednesday after participating in the 50th National Shooting Championship competitions (Big bore rifles) at the CRI shooting range of Infantry School, Mhow.
Further “we are into yoga and meditation, which are the most important ingredients to excel in a sport like shooting.
Jindal said there is enormous potential in the country but the government policies come in the way to tap them. There is need for openness for importing weapons for shooters, he added.
Though the government has now liberalised the import of air guns, the 35 per cent import duty was a big hurdle, Jindal said adding now the government is planning to subsidise this duty.
In reply to a question as to what has been his contribution for the sport being an accomplished shooter himself and a parliamentarian, he said that he is regularly urging the government for steps to improve this sport. He lauded the efforts of army saying that has it has promoted this sport and given good shooters to the country.
Jindal was welcomed at the shooting range by Brig J S Dalal and AMU Commanding Officer Col I J Peoples. Jindal is a skeet shooter but has come to participate in this event. He won the silver medal in skeet shooting event in the 50th National Shooting championship (Shotgun) held recently at Delhi.
Jindal said “It is not good for the country to oppose setting up of of new Special Economic Zones (SEZs). These will expedite industrial growth and help in economic betterment. The best thing for the government is to acquire less farmland for industries. The SEZs will also generate employment for the youth.
On VAT, he said it is there in almost all parts of the world in some form or the other. On foreign companies, he said they cannot be a threat to our economy. But the government must not ignore Indian companies while giving a red carpet welcome to foreign companies. He said his company has no immediate plans to set up any industry in the State, but could consider about it in future.
First Published: Jan 24, 2007 23:54 IST