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Indian Hockey Federation

The Indian Hockey Federation is the apex governing body of field hockey in India. It was formed in 1928 in Gwalior. It was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation. As a member of the International Hockey Federation, it represents India in all international matches. Under the leadership of KPS Gill & the secretary of the federation, K.Jyothikumaran, Indian Hockey Federation has been accused of basing the selection of the Indian National Team on ad-hocism, regionalism and favouritism.
The Indian hockey team is the national field hockey team of India. The team was formed in 1928, when the Indian Hockey Federation was formed in Gwalior and was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation. The team was the first ever international Indian team to set foot in Australia and New Zealand (1926). In 1928, the team won their first Olympic gold medal.

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