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NRAI 27 Mar 2017 , The latest provisional rankings of Rifle/Pistol (Senior) Events are attached herewith. 

Shooters are requested to go through their respective ranking. Please inform NRAI in case of any discrepancy, immediately. 

Provisional Ranking


NRAI 27 Mar 2017 , The NRAI will conduct elections of Life Members (Wild Life Association of India)and Annual Members (Shooters Association of India)  under clause 3 (f) of Rules and Regulations of NRAI on 2nd May 2017 at Constitution Club of India, Rafi Marg, New Delhi to represent four members each on the General Body of NRAI.

Notice for the meeting is being sent separately.

Election Bye Laws are attached herewith.



Ankur Mittal Wins Double Trap Gold in Acapulco Shotgun World Cup

NRAI 23 Mar 2017 , New Delhi Silver Last Month Makes It Two World Cup Medals in Two Months
New Delhi, March 23, 2017: Ankur Mittal improved upon his Silver medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup New Delhi 2017, in the process avenging his loss to Australian James Willet here, when he shot his way to a World Cup Gold in Men’s Double Trap at the ongoing ISSF World Cup (Shotgun) in Acapulco, Mexico. This was India’s first medal of the competition, where it has sent a nine-member squad.

On Wednesday- day three of competition, Ankur shot strong throughout the day, ending second in qualification with a score of 138 out of a possible 150. He also got the better off China’s Ying Qi 6-5 in a shoot-off to decide second and third spots after both had finished their qualifying rounds on the same score. In the ensuing six-man 80-targets final round, Ankur missed a total of 5 targets, including just two in his last 40 to equal the World Record and finish on top with a score of 75. His nemesis in New Delhi, Australian James Willet managed 73 to settle for the Silver, while the Chinese Ying won Bronze shooting a score of 52, before being eliminated after 60 targets.

Medal events now remain in the Men’s and Women’s Skeet shooting disciplines, scheduled to be held over the weekend. Rashmee Rathore will be India’s sole competitor in the Women’s Skeet while Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, Man Singh and Amrinder Cheema will carry India’s hopes in the Men’s Skeet.



NRAI 22 Mar 2017 , It has been decided to conduct selection trials 1 & 2 at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges, New Delhi from 1st to 7th May 2017 as per the schedule given below:


ISSF praises NRAI for successfully hosting shooting WC

NRAI 18 Mar 2017 , The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has got words of praise by International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) vice president for successfully organizing a 'full' World Cup in New Delhi last month.
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NRAI 16 Mar 2017 , A report received from Mr. Gary Anderson, Chairman, Jury of Appeal and Vice President ISSF for the ISSF World Cup, New Delhi 2017 is attched herewith.



NRAI 16 Mar 2017 , This is to inform you that a coaching camp is being organized at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges, New Delhi from 8th to 23rd April 2017 for Junior Rifle/Pistol National Squad Shooters.



NRAI 16 Mar 2017 , It is to inform you that two selection trials no 3 & 4 will be conducted at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges, New Delhi from 12th to 23rd April 2017 as per the program attached. These trials will be organized and conducted by National Rifle Association of India.


Entry Form

List of Shooter(event wise)


NRAI Delhi 15 Mar 2017 , Due to oversight, the serial number of XI Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters Shooting Competition has been printed as X Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Master Shooting Championship. The serial number of Competition proposed to be held at New Delhi from 17th to 22nd March 2017 is the XI. Rest of the terms and conditions as circulated vide our circular TRG/MASTERS/Cir-1/17 dated 20th February 2017 shall remain the same.


NRAI Delhi 15 Mar 2017 ,  Selection of teams for 2nd Indo Bhutan Shooting Championship, Kadarpur, Gurgaon
The 2nd Indo Bhutan Shooting Championship in Big Bore will take place at Kadarpur, Gurgaon, Haryana from 6th to 13thApril 2017 wherein six Indian shooters in each big bore event will participate. This Championship will take place immediately after conculsion of 60th NSCC at Kadarpur.
The Selecton Committee has decided that first six shooters in each event of Open category during 60th NSCC will be selected for 2nd Indo Bhutan Shooting Championship for participation. Ties, if any, shall be broken according to ISSF rules.


NRAI Delhi 10 Mar 2017 , It is clarified that NR Matches in Big Bore events during 26th AIGVMSC will be conducted for 30 shots only. This is as per the decision dated 23rd July 2017 of the Governing Body of NRAI. The MQS for ISSF Matches and NR matches as per rule 17.6 of NRAI Match Book 2016 (Amended) are reproduced below for ready reference.

Qualifying Score

National Squad 2017 (Rifle/Pistol)

NRAI Delhi 07 Mar 2017 , The National Squad for (Rifle/Pistol) in Senior/Junior/Youth events for the year 2017 has been constituted as per the Selection Policy (Rifle/Pistol).Copies are attached herewith.



Jitu’s Air Pistol Bronze, Japan’s Double Gold Highlight Competition Day Five of New Delhi Shooting World Cup

NRAI 28 Feb 2017 , New Delhi, February 28, 2017: Pistol ace Jitu Rai’s seventh World Cup medal in less than three years was the highlight for hosts India on competition day five of the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun), being held in New Delhi’s Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range. Jitu won Bronze in the Men’s 10M Air Pistol event, finishing behind reigning Olympic Champion Xuan Vinh Hoang of Vietnam who won Silver and former World Champion Tomoyuki Matsuda of Japan, who won Gold. This was India’s third medal in the competition and their tally of one Silver and two Bronze medals thus far puts them in fifth place behind the Gold medal winning countries of China, Italy, Australia and Japan.

Jitu, who in the last three years has won a medal in every global and continental championship barring the Olympics, including an Asian Games Gold, a World Championship Silver and a World Cup Finals Silver apart from two World Cup Golds, qualified for the eight-man Final in sixth place shooting a score of 577 in the allotted 60-shots.

He had a poor start to the Final shooting a couple of 9s and an 8.8 in the first five shot series. In fact he was set to be the first to be eliminated but a brilliant fight back saw him gain places rapidly towards the end with five scores of 10s or high 10s between the 15th and the 20th shot.  With the home crowd getting behind him, Jitu was in Silver medal position by the end of the 21st shot but an 8.6 in his 22nd shot meant he had to be content with the Bronze. In the final standings, Tomoyuki shot 240.1 in the Final, Xuan Vinh Hoang shot 236.6 and Jitu ended with a score of 216.7

Visibly happy and relieved after winning the Bronze, Jitu Rai said, “The poor start was a blessing in disguise as that took away all the pressure of performing at home and I was able to fully focus on perfect execution. I am very happy with this medal as it came in front of people known to me. I dedicate this medal to the Army, because of whom I am here today.”

India also had another finalist in the second event of the day, the Men’s 50M Rifle Prone. Chain Singh shot 618.8 in qualification to make it to the Final in seventh place ahead of his teammates Gagan Narang and Sushil Ghaley. Former Olympic medalist Gagan shot 617 to finish 15th while Sushil shot 617.9 to be placed 12th in the overall standings.

Chain could not improve on his position in the Final however and bowed out with a score of 141.9. The Gold in the event went to Japan’s Toshikazu Yamashita who shot 249.8 in the Finals while China’s Yukun Liu shot 249.3 to bag the Silver.

Day six has three Finals to look forward to in the Women’s 25M Pistol, Men’s 50M Pistol and Women’s Skeet.

Ankur Mittal Double Traps Silver At New Delhi Shooting World Cup 2017

NRAI 27 Feb 2017 , Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu also Win Mixed Team 10M Air Pistol Gold
New Delhi, February 27, 2016: Ankur Mittal in the Men’s Double Trap, won India her second medal-a Silver, of the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun) New Delhi 2017, after coming second best to James Willet of Australia in a grueling 80-shot Final. The Bronze in the event went to Great Britain’s James Dedman. Ankur was strong throughout the Final starting with a clean score of 30 in the first 30 shots. A double miss in the middle stages was the only blip before he missed two targets in the final 20-shot match-up with Willet to settle for Silver. James Willet finished with a score of 75 to Ankur’s 74 while James Dedman managed a total of 56.

Pooja Ghatkar had won India her first medal of the competition when she struck Bronze in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle on the opening day of the event. At the end of competition day four, India is placed fourth in the medal tally with one Silver and one Bronze medal. China continue to lead the standings with Six Gold and four Silver medals while Australia are second with two Golds and Italy third with one Gold and two Silvers.

The Indian pair of Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu also won Gold in the Mixed Team 10M Air Pistol event. Four mixed gender team events are being tested out for the first time in an ISSF World Cup with medals won not being counted in the standings. Jeetu and Heena beat the Japanese duo of Tomayuki Matsuda and Konishi Yukari 5-3 in the Finals. The Bronze went to Team Slovenia. Earlier, eight out of the 25 participating teams including two teams from each country in many cases, made it through to the Final from the qualifying stage. Jitu and Heena shot a combined score of 475 to qualify in seventh position.

In the other medal event of the day, the Women’s 50M Rifle 3 Positions, China’s Yiwen Zhang won the Gold making it their sixth Gold from Dr. Karni Singh Rifle/Pistol Finals range. Singapore’s Jasmine Xer won Silver shooting 453.8 to Zhang’s 455.7 while Germany’s Eva Roesken won Bronze with a score of 443.6. India’s Tejaswini Sawant who also qualified for the eight-woman Final finished seventh with a Finals score of 402.4.

Competition day five also has two medal events lined up in the Men’s 10M Air Pistol and Men’s 50M Rifle Prone disciplines. While former Olympic Bronze medalist Gagan Narang will lead India’s challenge in Rifle Prone, the country’s hopes in the Pistol event will rest on the mercurial Jitu Rai.


X Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters Shooting Competition in Small Bore Rifle and Pistol events at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges, New Delhi from 17th to 22nd March 2017

NRAI 27 Feb 2017 , Revised list of Match List is published herewith. We have been receiving queries about missing names of shooters in the list of shooters invited for this Competiton.We may clarify that selection of shooters is based on the performance during 60th NSCC and not on the present ranking list. This patter is being followed since inception of this Competition. Junior/Youth shooters of 60th NSCC, who are now ineligible to participate in these categories, have been included in higher category.   


Revised List of Eligible Shooter

Pooja Ghatkar’s Bronze Lights Up India’s Opening Day At ISSF World Cup New Delhi 2017

NRAI 25 Feb 2017 , China’s Two Golds Other Highlight of the Day
New Delhi, February 24, 2016: Pooja Ghatkar in the Women’s 10M Air Rifle gave hosts India their first medal, a Bronze, at the ISSF World Cup (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun) New Delhi 2017, competitions for which got underway in the capital’s Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range. This was the 27-year old Pooja’s first ever World Cup medal. Earlier in the day, she had shot 418, her best World Cup qualifying score till date, to finish second behind eventual Gold medalist from China, World No. 11 Mengyao Shi, who shot 418.6 to finish on top of the qualification charts.

In the eight woman 24-shot final, which had names like former Olympic Bronze medalist Snjezana Pejcic of Croatia and reigning Asian Games Gold medalist Najmeh Khidmati among others, Pooja started confidently and remained among the top three throughout. At a point when it looked like the third Chinese shooter Mingyang Wu would catch-up with her, a confident 10.8 in the 19th shot and a 10.7 in the 21st ensured India got on the medal tally on day one of competition itself. She was unable to stop a Chinese 1-2 at the top however, with Mengyao shooting a finals score of 252.1 to win Gold and compatriot Lijie Dong shooting a 248.9 to clinch Silver.

China also won the Men’s 10M Air Rifle Gold, with Buhan Song causing an upset win over Hungary’s Peter Sidi, the current World No. 4 and a former World Champion and multiple World Cup Gold medalist. Buhan shot 249.5 to Sidi’s 249.1 in the Final which went down to the wire. Japan’s Atsushi Simada won the Bronze.

India’s Deepak Kumar and Ravi Kumar also made the eight-man final but could only finish fifth and eighth respectively. However, they did well to reach their first ever World Cup final. Deepak finished fourth in qualifying with a good score of 625.8 and Ravi shot 624 to qualify for the Finals in sixth place. Deepak in fact was in contention for a medal at one stage of the Final, but faded away. Even more creditable given it was his World Cup debut.

In the other medal event of the day, the Women’s Trap, Australia’s Penny Smith won the Gold shooting 40 in the Gold Final to leave Italy’s Jessica Rossi, who shot 38, content with a Silver medal. Finland’s Veromma Mo won the Bronze shooting 27 in the Finals. Among the Indian participants in the Women’s Trap, Rajeshwari Kumar finished 17th in qualifying with a score of 64, while Seema Tomar shot 60 to finish 22nd. Manish Keer, the third Indian in the fray finished 29th shooting a score of 51.

The Men’s Rapid Fire Pistol Stage 1 of qualification also ended today with India’s Neeraj Kumar placed fifth with a score of 290. China’s Zhiming Lu topped the first Precision stage with a score of 295. Olympian Gurpreet Singh lay in 12th position with a score of 285 and the third Indian Harpreet Singh will go into the Rapid Fire stage in 17th position with a score of 281. Only the top six qualify for the final.

In the first day of the Men’s Trap qualifiers, India’s Zoravar Singh Sandhu shot 70 to lie in sixth position. Spain’s former world champion and World No. 9, Alberto Fernandez led the field with a perfect score of 75, in an event, which also has the reigning Olympic Champion, Josip Glasnovic of Croatia also participating.


ISSF Executive Committee and Administrative Council meet to discuss Tokyo 2020 Olympic Program recommendations

NRAI 21 Feb 2017 , The ISSF Executive Committee and the ISSF Administrative Council will meet in New Delhi, India, on 21 and 22 February 2017, to discuss the ISSF Ad Hoc Committee conclusions and further consider all factors and opinions regarding recommendations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic shooting program that the ISSF will submit to the IOC before its 28 February 2017 deadline.


NRAI 21 Feb 2017 , The 26th AIGVMSC and 60th NSCC in Big Bore events will be held at CRPF Campus, Kadarpur, Gurgaon from 20th March to 5th April 2017. The detailed circulars are attached herewith for your ready reference.

60th NSCC Circular

60th NSCC Entry Form

26th AIGVMSC Circular

26th AIGVMSC Entry Form

Stay tie up with OYO for budget/ premium/ Elite hotels –60th NSCC IN KADARPUR

Stay tie up with OYO for budget/ premium/ Elite hotels – 26th AIGVMSC IN KADARPUR

IOC/ISSF National Training Systems Development Project 2017 in Bar, MNE from October 12-18, 2017

NRAI Delhi 09 Feb 2017 ,

The ISSF is proudto announce the IOC/ISSF National Training Systems Development Project 2017 andwe would like to invite you to nominate your candidates for this Course.

The purpose ofthis Course is to assist member federations in developing a systematic and comprehensivetraining programme for national teams. At the completion of the Course, participantsshould be capable of initiating a National Training System to a professionallevel that will enable member federations and athletes to participate in theOlympic Games.

2017 ISSF Academy IOC Project Invitation

2017 ISSF Academy IOC Project Registration Form

ISSF Academy C21 Course 2017 in Bar, MNE from October 4-12, 2017

NRAI Delhi 09 Feb 2017 , The ISSF Academy is currently preparing to host the ISSF Academy C-Course for Coaches for the 21st time and herewith cordially invites all ISSF member federations to nominate their Coaches to attend the ISSF Academy C21 Course 2017 to be held in Bar, Montenegro from October 4-12, 2017.

2017 ISSF Academy C21 Course Invitation

2017 Guidelines ISSF Academy Online Registration System


NRAI Delhi 08 Feb 2017 , The latest ranking of Rifle/Pistol(Juniors) Events are attached herewith. 

Shooters are requested to go through their respective ranking. Please inform NRAI in case of any discrepancy, immediately. 



NRAI Delhi 31 Jan 2017 , We have been receiving requests from various shooters for inclusion of their names in the ranking list put up by us on the website.  It is informed that shooters, whose ranking is within 50, have included in the ranking list and shooters below the ranking of 50 have not been shown in the ranking list.
All such shooters are requested not to send any e-mail for inclusion of their name in the ranking list as they have not achieved the rank in first 50 positions.


Shotgun 2017 Core Group Eligibility Scores


NRAI Delhi 30 Dec 2016 , Shooting Calender 2017-2018 updated as on 30.12.2016.

Shooting Calender 2017-2018 updated as on 02.01.2017

Shotgun Shooting Calender 2017-2018 updated as on 02.01.2017


NRAI 29 Nov 2016 , The Governing Body of NRAI in its meeting held on 5th November 2016 has fixed specifications for Big Bore Rifles as under:
a. The Rifle must have Match Trigger.
b. The Rifle must have minimum barrel length of 24 inches (610 mm) without extension  piece.
c. The minimum diameter of Barrel should be 22mm (0.866 inch)
d. The Rifle must have adjustable target stock or Target System stock.
e. The Rifle must be single shot (Rigid single shot action with no provision for  magazine).
f. The caliber/bore must be as per ISSF Rule.
Import of big bore rifles will only be permitted according to the specifications stated above.

Tokyo 2020: ISSF Ad-Hoc Committee releases Shooting program recommendations

ISSF 25 Nov 2016 , The ISSF Ad Hoc Committee released its recommendations to establish gender equality in the Olympic Program.
The ISSF Ad-Hoc Committee, meeting in Munich, Germany, released today its recommendations to establish gender equality in the Olympic Program.  These recommendations are in response to the requirements of the International Olympic Committee’s Agenda 2020. The IOC is now working with International Federations “to achieve 50 per cent female participation in the Olympic Games and to stimulate women’s participation and involvement in sport by creating more participation opportunities at the Olympic Games” by Tokyo 2020. The IOC is also encouraging “the inclusion of mixed-gender team events,”– consisting in one male and one female athlete competing for the same nation.
Tokyo 2020: ISSF Ad-Hoc Committee releases Shooting program recommendations



Emirates Italian Open Green Cup 2017

NRAI Delhi 11 Oct 2016 , Umbriaverde Shooting Range in collaboration with United Arab Emirates is organizing at the Emirates Italian Open Green Cup 2017 in Shotgun events Double Trap, Trap & Skeet which will take place from 12 to 21 of May 2017 at Umbriaverde shooting Complex of Todi - Massa Martana, Italy. 

Attached you can find all the forms and details for the registration

General Information

Entry Form

Visa Request

Firearm and Ammunitition

Green Cup Emirates Program_2017


NRAI 30 Aug 2016 , We are attaching herewith a questionnaire and request all the shooters to send it back duly filled either by email or post as per the details mentioned below:

Email address for reply:, 
Post: NRAI House, 51-B, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062

Your feedback is important to us and will help us in improving the system. 



NRAI Delhi 22 Jul 2016 , The Ministry of Home Affairs has notified Arms Rules vide notification no. GSR 701 (E) dated 15th July 2016.

Arms Rules 2016 Notification

ISSF Executive Committee Awards 2017 Shooting World Cup Finals to Delhi

NRAI 30 Jun 2016 , New Delhi, June 30, 2016: The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Executive Committee, which met in Moscow on June 29, 2016, has decided to award the 2017 edition of the ISSF World Cup Finals (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun combined) to Delhi. The event will be hosted in October of 2017.This is in addition to the ISSF World Cup series scheduled to be held in the capital in February of 2017. Mr. Raninder Singh, President, National Rifle Association of India (NRAI), was also awarded with the prestigious “ISSF President Button” at the same meeting, for his exemplary contribution to the growth of the sport.

Reacting to the developments, Mr. Raninder Singh said, “This is a recognition of India’s growing reputation in the sport of shooting and on the behalf of the entire federation, I would like to thank the ISSF for bestowing upon us the honour to host the World Cup Finals for the very first time. The credit goes to our champion shooters first of all, the Sports Authority of India and the Government of India for supporting us throughout in the growth of the sport in the country and the entire team at NRAI for their untiring efforts in raising the profile of the sport in the country. We hope to put our best foot forward in organizing these marquee events. I would also like to thank the President personally for awarding me with the ‘ISSF President Button’. It is a personal confidence booster for myself”

Mr. Raninder Singh took over as the President of NRAI in December 2010. Since then the sport of Shooting has grown in stature in the country. A junior programme was conceived as successfully implemented for the first time in the country for the sport of Shooting. This has resulted in a steady pipeline of champion shooters coming up the ranks, given top quality coaching and global exposure provided to them. India has also consistently won medals at the World Championship, World Cup Series and the World Cup Finals stage. At the London Olympic Games of 2012, India won two medals in Shooting, a Silver and a Bronze, out of the six medals won overall. The Indian Shooting squad has also managed to secure an all-time high of 12 Olympic quota berths for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games, scheduled to begin in August.

President NRAI awarded the "President Button" - the ISSF's highest honour

NRAI 30 Jun 2016 , During the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) Executive Committee meeting held at Moscow, Russia on 29th June 2016, the ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Rana awarded the "President Button" - the ISSF's highest honour - to Mr. Raninder Singh, President NRAI and Executive Committee Member ISSF along with Mr. Kevin Kilty from Ireland in recognition of their hard work for and support to the ISSF.

During the meeting, India was designated as the host country for the conduct of 2017 ISSF World Cup Finals in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun events which will be held in New Delhi, India

ISSF - ISSF Administrative Council: new ISSF Rules and Regulations approved

Shooter ID Cards issued by the National Rifle Association of India

NRAI 04 Dec 2015 , Off late, it has been brought to our notice that several shooters are misusing the Shooter’s ID Cards. Hence, it has become necessary for issuing this Advisory. 

All recipients of this circular are required to forward applications for Shooter’s ID Cards only in such cases, where the shooters have participated in atleast one District level competition. The proof of this must also be attached along with the application of Shooter ID Card. 

Compliance and cooperation of all concerned is hereby solicited. 


NRAI 03 Nov 2015 , The norms for selection of shooters (Rifle/Pistol) for National Squad 2017 are notified as per attachment.

System 2017


Proposed amendments in "Arms Rules"

Delhi 03 May 2015 , The Ministry of Home Affairs has circulated draft Arm rules and has invited suggestions/objections on the same. Members/Shooters are requested to send their opinion on the same for onward submission to Ministry of Home.

Arms Rules 2015