AIBA, the international boxing federation, has severed all ties with the IABF, the Indian boxing federation, after becoming disillusioned with the organisation's attempts at reform during its 15-month suspension.
The AIBA executive committee ruled that following an "extensive evaluation and assessment of all issues," IABF is now provisionally excluded.
Ching-Kuo Wu, president of AIBA, said: "AIBA has always regarded India as one of the most important members of its family, but it has become impossible for us to bear the hard feelings, the pain and suffering the boxers as well as the boxing family in India had to go through under the past and recent leadership which has also been damaging the image, reputation and interest of our sport in the country."
The IABF has been suspended since December 6, 2012, from which time AIBA has not recognised any official activities.
AIBA did promise to review the situation once the International Olympic Committee lifted its suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (this happened on February 11 following an election at the IOA), but AIBA said that since then it has "received different claims from various groups of people on the way the sport of boxing was managed in India," adding that it has become "totally impossible... to make proper judgments in terms of handling the national federation’s affairs in India."
Wu continued: "It is believed that the only way to get the sport of boxing back on track in India would be for it to be left in the hands of trustful, clean and honest people who love boxing and to give the opportunity to any group of people with passion and love for our sport to submit applications for the establishment of a new national federation. AIBA will however not tolerate any governmental or sports authority interference in this process."
AIBA's executive committee said it will make a final decision and rehabilitate a national federation for boxing in India as soon as it finds the "right group of people who will support the principles of AIBA in terms of ethics and fairness."
Indian boxers and coaches will remain authorised to compete at any competition at all levels under the AIBA flag.
AIBA said it hopes to receive the full support of the IOA until a new national federation can be established.
In December, AIBA told the IABF that it had no validly-elected officers, having missed an already-extended deadline to hold fresh elections. The deadline for the IABF to hold new elections had been extended by a month from the original date of November 4.
The IOA was suspended in late 2012 over a range of issues, including the Indian government’s attempt to impose a new sports code and election irregularities after Lalit Bhanot, who spent 11 months in jail on corruption charges, was chosen as its secretary general.
However, last December, Bhanot and Abhay Singh Chautala, elected as secretary general and president, respectively, in the controversial election stepped down.
The suspensions of the IOA and the IABF were linked through Chautala, the former president of the IABF, who was elected unopposed to the new post of IABF chairman to facilitate his IOA candidacy.
The IOC lifted the ban on the IOA after Narayana Ramachandran, president of the World Squash Federation, was installed as the national body's new president last month. Rajeev Mehta, associate vice-president of Hockey India, and Anil Khanna, head of the All India Tennis Association, were elected unopposed to the posts of IOA secretary general and treasurer, respectively.