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Aiba recognises new boxing body in India

The International Boxing Association (Aiba) has recognised a newly-elected national association in India.

The approval of Aiba will allow boxers from the country to participate under their national flag at the 2014 Asian Games, which will start on Friday in Incheon, South Korea.

Boxing India will replace the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation, which was suspended in late 2012 for suspected manipulation of internal elections. The national body’s membership of Aiba was then terminated in March this year, but fresh elections for the new governing body in India were held last week.

“I would like first of all to congratulate you and your new national federation on the recent elections of all the executive of Boxing India including you as its president,” Aiba president Ching-Kuo Wu said in a letter to Boxing India president Sandeep Jajodia. “I would like to emphasise the importance of managing Boxing India in the most transparent, fair, democratic manner and most importantly in the respect of all Aiba rules and regulations.”

Aiba has also urged Boxing India to seek recognition from the Indian Olympic Association in the near future.