Government approves NRAI's proposal for coaches
Government approves NRAI's proposal for coaches

The government has approved the National Rifle Association of India's (NRAI) proposal to hire five specialised coaches for the junior teams, providing a fillip to the country's upcoming shooters.

Gagan Narang is powerhouse of Indian shooting: NRAI
Gagan Narang is powerhouse of Indian shooting: NRAI

 Gagan Narang has been dubbed the "powerhouse" of Indian shooting by the Nation Rifle Association of India (NRAI), a day after he earned the country its third Rio Olympics quota place in the sport with a bronze medal at the ISSF World Cup in Fort Benning, USA.

Jitu Rai recommended for Arjuna Awards by NRAI
Jitu Rai recommended for Arjuna Awards by NRAI

Champion pistol shooter Jitu Rai, Rahi Sarnobat and P N Prakash have been recommended by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for the prestigious Arjuna Awards this year.

NRAI amends selection policy for rifle, pistol shooters
NRAI amends selection policy for rifle, pistol shooters

Faced with criticism from top marksmen, the National Rifle Association of India on Friday amended its selection policy for rifle and pistol shooters for next year's Rio Olympic Games under which their scores from major international competitions starting from this year's first World Cup will be taken into consideration.

Top Indian shooters barred from boarding aircraft at Bangkok
Top Indian shooters barred from boarding aircraft at Bangkok

In a strange incident, ace Indian shooters Heena Sidhu and Anjali Bhagwat were barred from boarding the Jet Airways flight from Bangkok to Mumbai for carrying weapons with "incomplete documents".

Want to be at the top of my game ahead of Rio Olympics: Apurvi Chandela

Young Apurvi Chandela wants to be at the "top of her game" as she aims for a maiden Olympic appearance at next year's Rio Games by fulfilling the stringent selection criteria that the NRAI has set for the Indian shooters.

Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals
Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals

Commonwealth Games silver medallist Prakash Nanjappa emerged victorious to be crowned the Champion of Champions at the ongoing 58th National Shooting Championships here on Thursday.

Rathore jr wins gold at Asian Shotgun Championships

 Manavaditya Rathore, son of Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Rathore, today clinched the gold medal in junior men's trap at the 4th Asian Shotgun Championships here on Tuesday.

Abhinav Bindra elected chairman of ISSF Athletes Committee
Abhinav Bindra elected chairman of ISSF Athletes Committee

The country's only individual Olympic gold medallist, Abhinav Bindra, has been elected chairman of International Shooting Sport Federation's (ISSF) Athletes Committee, becoming the first Indian to receive the honour.

Indian shooting has gone beyond iconic names: NRAI chief
Indian shooting has gone beyond iconic names: NRAI chief

Awarded the rare 'Diploma of Honour' by the International Shooting Sport Federation, NRAI president Raninder Singh says shooting in India has gone beyond iconic names, giving him hopes of achieving a top-five finish in the discipline at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

National shooting championship inaugurated in Ahmedabad
National shooting championship inaugurated in Ahmedabad

The 24th edition of All India G V Mavalankar shooting championship was on Sunday inaugurated at the Rifle Club in Khanpur area here.

Shooting World Championship: Manavjit misses out on final berth; Anisa, Rahi disappoint
Shooting World Championship: Manavjit misses out on final berth; Anisa, Rahi disappoint

Indian shooters failed to impress on the third day of competitions in the 51st Shooting World Championship as trap ace Manavjit Singh Sandhu missed out on a final berth by a whisker while Rahi Sarnabot and Anisa Sayyed disappointed in women's 25-m pistol here today.

Jitu Rai qualifies for Rio Olympics after winning silver at World Shooting Championships
Jitu Rai qualifies for Rio Olympics after winning silver at World Shooting Championships

Lucknow boy Jitu Rai on Tuesday became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after bagging a quota place with an impressive silver medal-finish at the 51st Shooting World Championships, here.

Working on my loopholes, medals not on mind right now: Lajja Gauswami

Her plan to make a camouflaged entry into her native state Gujarat was put to rest when a crowd flocked in hordes to greet Lajja Gauswami at the airport and the Commonwealth Games medallist, in hindsight, is only "happy" about the "positive" developments around shooting.

Indian shooters biggest beneficiary of government grants

With shooters bringing laurels at major international meets, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of government grants in the last three years.

Vijay Kumar fails to make it to rapid fire team for Asian Games

Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar has missed out on a berth in his pet event - rapid fire pistol - for the upcoming Asian Games but he is still part of the strong 43-members squad, which will be spearheaded by shooting ace Abhinav Bindra.

NRAI replaces Annuraj Singh with Pushpanjali Rana for World Championships

The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Tuesday made a change to the Indian shooting squad for the upcoming World Championships, bringing in pistol shooter Pushpanjali Rana in place of Annuraj Singh.

NRAI orders inquiry into coach`s detention at IGI airport

The National Rifle Association of India on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the incident involving detention of a coach-cum-manager attached with an Indian junior team for allegedly trying to smuggle in prohibited ammunition at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here.

In-form Jitu Rai becomes world`s No.1 pistol shooter

After winning three medals in the ISSF World Cups in Munich and Slovenia recently, in-form Indian shooter Jitu Rai today achieved the world`s number one ranking in air pistol event.

In-form shooter Jitu Rai eyes podium finish in Commonwealth Games

Transiting from anonymous to well-known, shooter Jitu Rai is "very hopeful" of a podium finish in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, the confidence emanating from the historic back-to-back medals, including a gold, he had shot in the ISSF World Cup recently.