Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj wants 2012 Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra to win gold for the country in Rio 2016 Olympics and sought a promise for the same from the star shooter.


The demand from Swaraj came after Bindra sought Sushma’s help to solve a situation to get new travel documents on his way to in Rio 2016 Olympics.

Bindra was left stranded in Germany, after his Coach’s passport got stolen.

Seeking help from Ministry of External Affairs, Bindra tweeted:

Swaraj in turn requested Abhinav to win gold for India in Rio, to which he responded, “He said, with your good wishes ma’am. Will do my best and will not leave any stone unturned in this endeavour.” Here are the tweets exchanged between the two:

Swaraj tweeted:

After this, the Indian Embassy in Germany came into action and assured help to Bindra.

On getting the issue resolve, Bindra tweeted:

To this Swaraj replied: