Shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor was also retained in the TOPS core group, along with Chopra and Hima, after a performance review while triple jumper Arpinder Singh was dropped from the scheme.
AFI president Adille Sumariwalla agreed with Bhanot and told Nair to take control of the national camp.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Sprinter Hima Das not worried about qualification, focused on regaining fitness after injury
Hima, the reigning junior world champion in 400m, is yet to qualify for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and the international season has been suspended till 30 November due to the global health crisis
Country''s top sprinter Hima Das, who had a stellar 2018, has been nominated for the prestigious 'Khel Ratna' by the state government of Assam.
The SAI said training, which also resumed at its Bengaluru centre, took place in strict compliance with the health guidelines of the government and the Standard Operating Procedure that was unveiled last week.
Scribbled 'Adidas' on my shoes at one point, now they make custom shoes with my name on it, says sprinter Hima Das
Sportswear giants Adidas now manufacture custom-made shoes for Hima Das with her name printed on them but country's top sprinter on Sunday revealed that there was a time when she had to write the famous brand name manually on her sub-standard spikes.
AFI urges athletes to stay mentally strong during lockdown, take advantage of extra time ahead of Tokyo Olympics
The Olympics, originally scheduled for July-August, has been postponed to next year in the wake of the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic
Star Indian sprinter Hima Das on Friday expressed sadness at incidents of attacks on police personnel and doctors trying to discharge their duties during the country-wide lockdown to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Hima Das and athletes at NIS Patiala request access to outdoor training facilities during lockdown
Deputy chief national athletics coach Radhakrishnan Nair, who is supporting the move, said that the Hima-led campers at the National Institute of Sports are expecting a reply from the ministry in a day or two
Coronavirus Outbreak: India's table tennis ace G Sathiyan announces donation of Rs 1.25 lakh to deal with COVID-19
India's ace table tennis player G Sathiyan on Monday pledged to donate Rs 1.25 lakh in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, which has so far killed nearly 35,000 people globally.
Pragyan Ojha says strange to see people questioning those who are donating for fight against COVID-19
With the coronavirus outbreak leaving the world in disarray, sportspersons across the globe have come forward and made donations to fight this rapidly-spreading disease.
'I hope all of you will also donate and help the country during this time,' 18-year-old Bhaker said.
Star Indian sprinter Hima Das has donated her one month's salary to the Assam government to help the state combat the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra, Dutee Chand among athletes included in AFI's list of national campers
Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, quarter-miler Hima Das and sprinter Dutee Chand figured among the list of national campers named by the Athletics Federation of India for the period up to the Tokyo Olympics next year.
Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani details vision for India to emerge as sporting powerhouse at Sports Business Summit
Nita Ambani, who is the first Indian to be elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee, spoke on her desire of seeing India emerge as a powerhouse in sports
IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019: India's full schedule, TV broadcast and live streaming coverage
Without Neeraj Chopra and Hima Das, India have grim chances of winning a medal or reaching a final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019 in Doha, Qatar.
World Athletics Championships 2019: India hopeful of making finals despite missing star names Neeraj Chopra, Hima Das
Medal is too far-fetched a thought and even hopes of making the finals seem barely believable as India enter the World Athletics Championship without two of their biggest stars -- the injured Neeraj Chopra and Hima Das.
World Athletics Championships 2019: AFI hopes for good show in mixed 4x400m relay without Hima Das; Anas not in individual 400m
World junior champion Hima was on Wednesday ruled out of the showpiece event beginning on 27 September due to her persistent back injury in a setback to the Indian team which was putting a lot of hope in the newly introduced mixed 4x400m relay event.
Hima Das has been suffering from a lower back pain after competing at the Asian Games last year.
IAAF World Championships could provide much-needed reality check to claims of Indians touching world standards
Saritaben Gayakwad’s exclusion from India's squad for the World Championships is as mysterious as the six-month old back injury of Hima Das who, according to AFI chief Adille Sumariwalla, is unable to speed up since the pain shoots up in the process.