Updated: 5:03pm UK, Sunday 29 July 2012
The mystery of a woman who marched alongside India's athletes during Friday's opening ceremony of the Olympic Games has been cleared up, although India is still angry about the breach of protocol.
The woman was one of the volunteers who had been part of the cast of the show and became "over-excited", according to Lord Coe, the London 2012 chairman.
Wearing a red shirt and blue trousers, she was a stark contrast to the traditional blazers and Rajasthani yellow turbans and sarees of India's team.
She took the entire lap of the stadium alongside flag-bearer Sushil Kumar during the athletes' parade, smiling and waving as she went.
Lord Coe said: "She shouldn't have been on the parade and we will look into that... the next time we have an opening ceremony."
India's chef de mission P K Muralidharan Raja said they had taken "strong exception" to the woman's actions.
He added: "She had no business to walk in with the Indian contingent and we are taking up the issue with the organisers.
"We don't know who she is and why she was allowed to walk in. It is a shame that she was with the athletes in the march past.
"The march past is for the athletes and officials attached to the contingent. We are totally taken by surprise how a person could just intrude into the track."
India has complained to the London Olympic Games Organising Committee (Locog) over the apparent security lapse, which is also seen as a huge insult to the nation.
The young woman, who appeared to be Indian or of Indian origin, had no visible accreditation, raising questions as to how she came to be there and why she was not stopped by security.
The incident also intensifies resentment already felt at what India sees as inadequate TV coverage of the team's march past in the stadium.
A total of 40 Indian athletes and 11 officials dressed in traditional blazers and Rajasthani yellow turbans or yellow sarees marched in the Opening Ceremony, earning one of the biggest cheers of the evening.
But Mr Raja was furious at both the coverage of the team and the mystery woman.
He said: "The Indian contingent was shown for hardly 10 seconds in the television coverage and the entire focus sadly was on this lady, instead of the athletes."