Contesting his first election, Raninder garnered 22 out of 25 votes in the General Assembly meeting held at Munich, Germany. It is the first time in its 107-year history that an Indian has been elected as the member of the global body representing the sport of Shooting.

He was also elected as the member of the Administrative Council of ISSF with 145 out of 293 votes.

Commenting on the development, said, "I feel extremely honoured and humbled at the immense faith and responsibility shown by the ISSF, towards me. This is not only a personal honour, but an honour for the nation as well.

"I shall do my utmost to repose the faith bestowed upon me and work tirelessly for the improvement of the sport globally. This would also give a huge lift to the sport in India, which is already setting new standards with every passing day."

Singh has been an accomplished international trap shooter himself and is still taking part in shooting competitions regularly.

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