Ace shooter Gagan Narang is now ‘armed' with the licence to import weapons and ammunition in pursuit of his dream to win a gold in the 2012 London Olympics.

Thanks to a sporting gesture from M. Gopinath, Joint Director General of Foreign Trade, and V. V. Lakshminarayana, DIG, CBI, the Regional Authority of the Foreign Trade acted quickly on Mr. Narang's request for a licence.

“We are privileged to do our bit to a truly wonderful champion. Honestly, we were all excited when he approached for the licence. And we now deem it an honour to grant him that with a sense of pride,” remarked Mr. Gopinath who also felicitated the marksman at a simple function in his office on Thursday.

Support assured

“We assure him our complete support for any help from our Department. In fact, he need not come again in person next time. He can just send an e-mail and we will send our staff to get his job done,” said the senior official amidst applause.