Neeraj Chopra, the Asian games gold medallist in Javelin throw event is a Junior Commissioned Officer of the Indian Army with the rank of Naib Subedar

India enthralled all the viewers around the globe with its spectacular performance in Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia this year. The country’s young as well as experienced players bagged 15 gold medals, 24 silver and 30 bronze, totalling 69.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi too congratulated the Asiad winners advising them not to lose concentration and prepare for even a better performance in the upcoming Olympic games to be held in 2020 in Tokyo.

Indian Army Chief, Bipin Rawat also congratulated the winners on the sidelines of an event organised on Wednesday saying that international exposure is crucial to winning big in the upcoming summer Olympics. Rawat further said that he spoke to the players and they said that they wanted continuous International exposure which will boost their confidence and relieve them of stage fright.

He further said that since India still has two years, maximum International exposure to its sports persons should be given in the meantime. "I want to congratulate the whole contingent and not only medal winners. Some have won this time and some might have not but they will keep working hard and I am sure they will bring more medals in the future.” he further said, ANI reported.

"I am sure that these athletes will continue to put in more efforts and give us more and more medals. Asian Games is just a trailer, you will get to watch the full movie during the Olympics and I hope it will be a five star movie. That will be our endeavour for mission Olympics," reported IANS.

Asian games observed 73 representatives of the Indian army which included 66 athletes. While Rawat said that he expected some more medals, he believed that international exposure with foreign athletes will be a great warm up session.