National Rifle Association of India
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) is the central administrative body for the promotion of shooting sport in India. The NRAI was founded in 1951 with G. V. Maviankar, the first Speaker of Lok Sabha, as its founder president.
The NRAI is affiliated to the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF), the apex body in shooting sport. Digvijay Singh, Minister of State for External affairs is the current president of NRAI.
The NRAI, which has a network of 46 State Rifle Associations/Units from all over India, holds national level competitions in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun events. India has also played host to a slew of international shooting events like the ISSF World Cup and the first Commonwealth Shooting Championship at Delhi in 1995.
The Indian shooting association deserves kudos for the remarkable improvement in the standard of the game in India. It played an active role in the construction of the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges, New Delhi, which was the first range in the country built as per International standards.