The National Rifle Association of India is affiliated to International Shooting Sport Federation, Asian Shooting Confederation, Commonwealth Shooting Federation, South Asian Shooting Confederation and Indian Olympic Association.
National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) was founded in 1951 with a view to promote and popularize the shooting sports in India.Shri Raninder Singh is the President and Shri D V Seetharama Rao is the Secretary General of National Rifle Association of India.
NRAI holds tournaments and besides providing shooting opportunities it also selects participants for various championships and has branches in every state and every state has sub branches in most of their cities.
Unlike other sports shooting requires very specialized equipment shooting ranges and permission from authority to shoot etc besides a regular supply of ammunition. NRAI has these shooting clubs in various cities by the provision of NRAI certification .
Qualifying Standards for the National Squad have been laid down and these are updated from time to time based on prevailing performance of the shooters. Those who meet the required standards are enlisted in the National Squad and they are given regular training under the guidance of International/National Coaches.
From time to time, NRAI invites various reputed international coaches in Rifle and Pistol events. At present services of six international coaches are being provided to our shooters.
ADMISSION OF SHOOTERS IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Many prestigious Schools and Colleges have reserved some vacancies for sports persons and many of the shooters have been admitted based on their performance.
ISSF JUDGES LICENCES
It is necessary to have qualified jury/judges to conduct shooting competitions accordingly to rules and regulations laid down by international body. We in India have a large number of officials holding “A” and “B” ISSF Judges licenses to conduct the shooting competitions. These licenses have been granted to the officials after their successful clearance of tests conducted by ISSF. Our officials are being deputed to various international competitions as juries to conduct these competitions. The NRAI also issues “C” licenses to the officials and conduct courses to train the officials.