Malaysia is followed by India on seven points from three matches while Pakistan and China are on three points from three outings.
India produced a superb comeback to defeat Pakistan 3-2 in their third match at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament.
India now go top of the table with seven points from three matches after beating archrivals Pakistan 3-2 .
The match lived up to its billing and India come out of it as group leaders.
The official said that after the Champions Trophy semi-final fiasco in December 2014, the PHF didn't want more tensions with the Indian hockey board.
Roelant Oltmans, however, said that his defenders exhibited good positional play in defending against South Korea's penalty corners.
Title favourites India, now have four points from two games ahead of the showpiece league match against Pakistan.
India take on Pakistan in the round robin encounter of the Asian Champions Trophy in Malaysia on Sunday.
Having lost their opening match to Malaysia 2-4, Pakistan clinched a 1-0 victory through a last-minute penalty corner goal from Abdul Khan.
Besides Rupinder Pal Singh, Jasjeet Singh Kular is the other main option available to coach Roelant Oltmans for penalty corners.
Pakistan came into this tournament as the defending champions but suffered a shock 2-4 defeat by hosts Malaysia.
Rupinder Singh Pal said it was the momentum provided by his teammates that paved the way for his six penalty corner goals.
Malaysia took the initial lead in the 13th minute of play from their first penalty corner.
Skipper Rupinder Pal Singh was on-mark from the penalty corner spot to score six goals and give India a thumping 10-2 win in Malaysia.
India, placed sixth in the world, are the only Asian team to feature in the top 10 of the world rankings.
India launch their campaign against Japan on Thursday, while defending champions Pakistan take on hosts Malaysia in the opening encounter.
Harendra Singh wants to make the most of the Valencia tour where the team will face tough competition from European teams.
India will be playing against some of the best European teams like Germany, England, Spain and Belgium.
Sunil will be replaced by Ramandeep Singh while Akashdeep Singh will fill in for the 24-year-old Manpreet.
The process to appoint a new high performance director is already underway, Narendra Batra said.
India will begin their campaign in Junior Hockey World Cup, which will be held in Lucknow, against Canada.
Australia had losses to Spain and Belgium and were knocked out of Rio Olympics after a quarterfinals loss to the Netherlands.
India will take on 2013 Junior World Champions Germany in their opening game on October 24 before playing Belgium and hosts Spain.
PHF said that the junior hockey team would only travel to India for world cup if the government gives the green signal.
An 18-member Indian team, to be captained by Sreejesh, was announced for the fourth Asian Champions Trophy to be held in Kuantan.
Indian national women's hockey team coach Neil Hawgood said that the players are talented but need to be fitter.
Jasjit Singh Kular has returned to the squad in place of experienced VR Raghunath, who has been rested for the tournament.
India skipper Vandana feels the tournament will help the team access where they stand.
PR Sreejesh said that in hockey, whoever has the ball at that point of time is the captain.
India scored in the last 20 seconds to outplay Bangladesh, to lift the fourth men's U-18 Asia Cup trophy.
India beat Pakistan 3-1 in the semi-finals of Under-18 Asia Cup and storm into the final where they face Bangladesh.
India will play Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy next month that begins on October 20 in Kuantan, Malaysia.
A traditional rivalry will take centre-stage when India take on Pakistan in the semifinals of the Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament.
Three players scoring hat tricks as India looked to boost their goal difference post shock loss to hosts Bangladesh.
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It is speculated that the likes of Sardar Singh, Ramandeep Singh and a few others might be rested for the Asian Champions Trophy.