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Doda youth brings laurels to army, J&K by winning bronze

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Coming from the mountainous belt of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, shooter Chain Singh has brought laurels to the valley and his Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) by winning a bronze medal in the ongoing 17th Asian Games in Incheon,

"The sterling performance of Havaldar Chain Singh has brought laurels to Army and fulfilled the and Army Marksmanship Unit's promise to the nation," PRO Defence Lt Col Manish Mehta said today.

Lt Col Mehta said that it also displayed the relentless commitment of the Army Marksmanship Unit towards Olympic excellence.

On September 27, 2014, Hav Chain Singh won an individual bronze medal by scoring 1164 out of 1200 in 50m rifle three position and 441.7 in final out of 490.5.

Chain Singh made it possible through his hard work, selfless dedication and mentorship of AMU. He also crossed his personal best score of 1162 during the Games.

He is an ace shooter of Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU), an elite sports unit and the shooting node of the

"It trains top army Shooters for national and international shooting competitions. The shooters of AMU have won 437 medals in international competitions till date which includes Olympics, World, World Military, Asian and Commonwealth and brought accolades for Indian Army," Lt Col Mehta said.

First Published: Mon, September 29 2014. 19:15 IST