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Name : Gagan Ajit Singh

Caps : 208

Goals : 72

Name: Gagan Ajit Matches: 208 Goals: 72 Son of former Olympian Ajit Singh, Gagan Ajit led Air India to 1998 Junior Nationals title, after touring Moscow a year before for a friendly series. The Air India Academy product, narrowly missed both World Cup and Asian Games in 1998 though played the Commonwealth Games and Pre-Asian games in between. However, made his mark in 1999 with seven goals in the Pakistan Test series and 17 in the Europe tour.

Not considered surprisingly for the 2002 World Cup, despite a regular in all Indian assignments in the preceding two years including 2000 Sydney Olympics. Returned to national side under coach Rajinder Singh Sr in May 2002 Australia tour. Scored some spectacular goals in India’s title victories in 2003 Asia Cup and Afro-Asian Games.

Struck bad batch at Athens Olympics in the initial stages, which cost his slot in the team subsequently. Returned to lead India at the home Champions Trophy (2005) only to be dropped for next two assignments in 2006. Recalled coach V. Baskaran restored him in the team in May 2006. He played his first World Cup in Germany in 2006.

He Played for Bharat Petroleum before joining Punjap Police after leading India to its first Junior World Cup. He was not in the Indian team after the Doha Asian Games. Leads Shaer-e-Jalandhar in PHL. Nowadays he is working as Deputy Superintendent of Police with Punjab Police Department. Last International Appearance: 2006 World Cup

Profile updated upto 31-12-2010 ie after the 2010 Asian Games