SAI has approved Vikas' training in the US till 30 November and also sanctioned Rs 17.5 lakh for the stint.
'Will bring an Olympic gold next year, Khel Ratna will follow,' says boxer Vikas Krishan after missing out on top honour for second time
When I will return with Olympic gold, the committee will have to acknowledge my performance and recommend me for a Khel Ratna," Vikas, only the second Indian boxer to qualify for three Olympics, said.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Bajrang Punia, Vikas Krishan staying focused on goal despite coronavirus forcing longest-ever off-season
Despite the coronavirus pandemic disrupting their preparations for the Olympics and imposing upon them their longest off-seasons, Bajrang Punia and Vikas Krishan, two of India's biggest hopes for a medal at Tokyo 2020 are upbeat.
Boxing high-performance director Santiago Nieva hoping to add seven boxers to national camp as lockdown eases
Talking about the precautions being taken, Nieva said all campers' body temperatures are checked daily and the hygiene protocol is also being adhered to strictly.
Less than a year away from his third Olympics, Vikas said he has never enjoyed boxing as much as he does now.
National Sports Awards 2020: From Neeraj Chopra to Manika Batra, all the sports stars nominated for Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award
Here's a list of athletes who have been nominated so far for National Sports Awards in the Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award categories
Olympic quota secured, boxer Vikas Krishan plans to return to professional boxing in August-September
"The Olympics, as you know, have been postponed, so I am planning to go back to professional boxing by August-end or early September. By then, I hope international flights will resume and logistics can be worked out," Vikas said.
The Boxing Federation of India on Monday nominated world silver-medallist Amit Panghal and the seasoned Vikas Krishan for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, picking only Olympic-bound names as its nominees for the annual honours.
Boxing Federation of India plans to resume training for Olympic-bound boxers from 10 June in Patiala
The federation remains optimistic about conducting its national events in the usual window of October-November and has also bagged the hosting rights of the Asian Championships, tentatively planned for December.
"There is no substitute for hard work. Some of you will achieve success early, and some will take their time, but always remember, there are no shortcuts," Vikas Krishan advises youngsters in this masterclass.
"I believe I am the best in the world. You have to have that belief if you want to win an Olympic gold," Vikas said.
In a conference call with these boxers on Sunday, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh took stock of their preparations amid a national lockdown till 14 April to fight the pandemic.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Qualifiers: Manish Kaushik becomes ninth Indian boxer to qualify with hard-fought win over Harrison Garside
Kaushik defeated the Commonwealth Games champion and second seed Garside 4-1 to book his maiden ticket to the quadrennial showpiece after a draining showdown which saw the Australian fighting with a bloodied face and the Indian braving some painful hits to his ribs
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Injured boxer Vikas Krishan forced out of Asian qualifiers final, ends campaign with silver medal
Olympic-bound Commonwealth Games champion Vikas Krishan (69kg) signed off with a silver medal at the Asia/Oceania Qualifiers after an eye injury forced him to pull out of the final
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Five Indian boxers qualify for Games after advancing to semi-finals of Asian Qualifiers
Five Indian boxers, including the seasoned trio of Vikas Krishan (69kg), Pooja Rani (75kg) and Satish Kumar (+91kg), secured Tokyo Olympic berths by advancing to the semi-finals of the Asian Qualifiers with mostly commanding victories.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Four Indian boxers headed to Games after reaching semi-finals of qualifiers; Sachin Kumar eliminated
Pooja Rani defeated her 18-year-old rival Thailand's Pornnipa Chutee 5-0 to be assured of a medal as well as her maiden Olympic spot in the Asia/Oceania Qualifying Tournament.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Vikas Krishan, Sachin Kumar ease into respective quarter-finals with 5-0 wins in qualifying tournament
Krishan clinched a 5-0 triumph to make the last eight stage, where he will square off against third seed and Asian silver-medallist Sewonrets Okazawa
Comeback-man Vikas Krishan, Asian silver-medallist Ashish Kumar and veteran Satish Kumar booked their places in the Indian men's boxing squad for next year's Olympic qualifiers.
South Asian Games 2019: Boxers dominate final day as India cap off campaign with best-ever medal haul of 312
India collected 174 gold, 93 silver and 45 bronze after ten days of competitions in the 13th edition to surpass the 309 (189 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze) it had won in the previous edition in Guwahati and Shillong in 2016.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Back in amateur boxing 'game', Vikas Krishan Yadav recalibrating his style to stake claim to 69kg spot
Vikas Krishan Yadav said: 'When I think I cannot make sacrifices, I will go home! If I cannot give my 100 percent, then I will go home and enjoy my time with my family.'