Citing the Azlan Shah Cup final, Sardar Singh said the need of the hour for the Indian team is to work on its scoring percentage and defence.
Set in a difficult Pool B at the Rio Olympics comprising Argentina, Canada, Germany, Ireland and Netherlands, India start on August 7.
With 101 days left before first tie in Rio Olympics, Roelant Oltmans' aim is to improve by 10 per cent in every aspect of teams game.
Indian men's hockey team finished 12th and last in the London Olympics but Sardar said that the team would produce a vastly improved show at Rio.
The captain of Maharashtra team also is a recipient of the India Book of Records for 30 hours non-stop roller skating.
FIH also decided that Champions Trophy held once in two years will be scrapped and 2018 edition in Amsterdam will be the last tournament.
India hockey team's performance over the last one week at the Azlan Shah Cup gave a glimpse into the team's preparation for Rio 2016.
India suffered a 0-4 drubbing at the hands of Australia to settle for a silver medal, their best finish in six years in Azlan Shah Cup.
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Australia beat India 4-0 in final to lift their ninth title in Ipoh.
The Indian victory secured them the second spot in the round-robin league standings with 12 points, edging past defending champions New Zealand.
India stamped their authority on the hosts to finish ahead of defending champions New Zealand in the standings after defeating Malaysia 6-1.
Global Hockey League (GHL) has been introduced for 2019 onwards with Champions Trophy becoming a casualty of the new format.
India can still ensure a place in final against Australia if they defeat Malaysia in last round-robin league match on April 15th.
Virender Sehwag tweets a funny comment to Shoaib Akhtar after India beat Pakistan Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
This was India's biggest win since their 7-4 triumph against Pakistan in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
With six points from three matches, India are third in the standings. On top are Australia with nine points followed by New Zealand on eight.
The game started with Ireland attacking strongly and earning a couple of penalty corners early in the quarter, only to be thwarted by the Indian defence.
India have three points from two matches, having defeated Japan 2-1 and then suffering a 1-5 defeat by Australia take on Canada on March 10th.
India had come into the match searching for their first victory against the Canadian team and the first half was played out evenly between both teams.
Manpreet Singh was forced to return to India following the demise of his father hours before India's match against Japan.
Not too pleased with the confusion in his team's defense, Oltmans is eager to plug the visible gaps deep in the Indian territory.
Australia scored four times from five circle penetrations to give India a resounding loss in their second match in Azlan Shah Cup.
India were handed a 1-5 thrashing by Australia with India's lone goal coming through a penalty corner conversion by Rupinder Pal Singh.
India's squad was reduced to 17 for the opener against Japan and to make matters worse they will not be able to get a replacement for Manpreet.
India earned full points against the lowly-ranked rivals through goals from Harmanpreet Singh and captain Sardar Singh.
India will test the ability of several youngsters in reproducing their strategic training in match situations in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.
Sardar Singh said immediate aim is to win a gold in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and to come up with a medal-winning show in the Champions Trophy.
Comparing with India's last place finish in London, Oltmans said a top-six finish is what they're eyeing and focusing on for Rio Olympics.
After impressing as junior, 20-year-old now pushing for Olympic hockey spot.
Indian's women team and the support staff were also felicitated in the event after qualifying for the Olympics.
Apart from PR Sreejesh notable omission from the squad are Akashdeep Singh, Dharamvir Singh, VR Raghunath and Birendra Lakra.
Viren Rasquinha credited high performance director Roelant Oltmans for the national team's improved performance.
Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam has been appointed as Deepika's deputy for the tournament to be held from April 2 to 10.
The Indian women's hockey team qualified for the 2016 Rio Games after a long wait of 36 years since the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Roelant Oltmans feels that the Hockey India League has thrown into limelight quite a few talented youngsters.
Warriors shut out, and then bolted, every possible window of hope for Lancers to find a foothold in the 'contest' which they won 6-1.