Government allows free import of shooting pellets

November 12th, 2008 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS  

Abhinav BindraNew Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Indian shooters had a reason to smile as the government Wednesday finally waived the import duty for the .177 calibre pellets used in 10 metre air rifle event.It is the same event in which Abhinav Bindra won India its first individual Olympic gold medallist.

In World Cup final last week, Gagan Narang won the gold and set a world record in the event.

“It has been an endless wait for the shooting fraternity. I am happy everyone will get good quality pellets at lesser cost. The shooting standards in India will reach new heights in the 10 metre air rifle events, it is a great gesture by the government,” said Narang.

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