Indian Sports Minister Anurag Thakur plans to present a "roadmap" on a bid for the 2036 Olympics at the 2023 IOC Session in Mumbai ©Getty Images

Indian Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has detailed plans to present a bid for the 2036 Olympic and Paralympic Games at next year's International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Mumbai.

The Session has been postponed from May to either September or October due to governance concerns at the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), although the election of PT Usha as the organisation's President earlier this month staved off the threat of suspension.

India has never previously held the Olympic Games, but a bid for 2036 from the state of Gujarat, including an Opening Ceremony in its largest city Ahmedabad, has been mooted.

Thakur reiterated Gujarat's interest in staging the multi-sport event, and said he was hopeful that the IOC Session next year will provide an opportunity to advance its plans.

"Yes, we can present the roadmap to them [IOC members] by that time [September 2023]," he said, as reported by The Times of India.

"The IOC Session is a prestigious event for India and whatever steps have to be taken to bid along with the IOA, the Government will support for them.

"It has to be a joint preparation."

Usha's predecessor as IOA President Narinder Batra, a former IOC member who stood down in July, had been pushing for the country to stage the Olympics in 2036 and branded the Session as "one of the first steps in showcasing our sporting capabilities".

India's far-right Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed the G20 Presidency earlier this month, and Thakur cited this example as evidence that the country could stage the Olympic Games.

Ahmedabad would stage the 2036 Olympics Opening Ceremony under Gujarat's bid for the Games ©Getty Images
Ahmedabad would stage the 2036 Olympics Opening Ceremony under Gujarat's bid for the Games ©Getty Images

The Sports Minister described 2036 as "the right time to host the Games", and asked: "If India is making news in every sector from manufacturing to services, then why not in sports?"

"Gujarat has several times expressed interest in hosting the Olympics," Thakur said, according to The Times of India.

"They have the infrastructure - from hotels, hostels, airports and sports complexes.

"They are serious about the bid.

"It's also part of the State Government's manifesto to host the Olympics in Gujarat."

At least 10 countries are discussing proposals to stage the 2036 Olympics with the IOC, according to an update from director general Christophe De Kepper.

Brisbane 2032 was the first summer edition of the Games awarded under the IOC's new bidding process in which its Future Host Commission identifies and proposes its preferred candidate to the Executive Board.