The GFI was de-recognised by the ministry in 2011 because of infighting in the body and since then it remained so till the ministry's order on Friday to recognise it.
IOA President Narinder Batra writes to International Gymnastics Federation, says 'all is not well' in Gymnastics Federation of India
The GFI, which is slated to go to polls on 3 November, has been mired in factionalism for some time, with rival groups claiming the right to run the sport in the country.
India's Dipa Karmakar made it to the vault finals after finishing third in the qualifying round of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup.
Archery Association of India excluded from sports ministry's list of recognised national federations
Along with Archery Association of India, other NSFs left out of the annual recognition included Indian Golf Union, Gymnastics Federation of India and Taekwondo Federation of India
Artistic Gymnastics World Cup: India's Dipa Karmakar hopes to seal Tokyo Olympics berth with good show in Germany
Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar would be aiming to put behind the injury-marred disaster that was the Asian Games when she aims for a positive start to her Olympic qualification bid with the World Cup of artistic gymnastics
IOA president Narinder Batra has written to the president and secretary of the de-recognised Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI), Sudhakar Shetty and Shantikumar Singh respectively, in a fresh attempt to break the deadlock.
IOA forms selection panel to pick gymnastics team for upcoming Asian Games, decides against sending equestrian team
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Thursday set up a five-member selection panel to pick the gymnastics team for the upcoming Asian Games while also giving clearance to the men's squads of football and handball.
Spare a thought for the country’s gymnasts wanting to compete in the Asian Games in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. They could be a confused lot, given the continuing and unseemly tug-of-war between the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) and the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
She may be hogging the limelight after becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics, but Dipa Karmakar says she has not changed a bit and happy that people have started recognising the sport.
A long cherished dream of qualifying for the Olympics achieved, India's history-making gymnast Dipa Karmakar said on Thursday that she will leave no stone unturned in her quest for a medal in the Rio Games later this year.