Recognition of Archery Association of India Restored

The ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has restored the government recognition to Archery Association of India (AAI) on November 26, 2020.


The Archery Association of India has restored as a Nation Sports Federation for promotion and regulation of Archery Sport across India. The recognition of AAI would be valid for one year.


The Government of India had withdrawn the recognition of AAI eight years back. The recognition was withdrawn in the light of its failure to conduct the elections in accordance with the National Sports Development Code of India.

 Archery Association of India (AAI)

AAI is the national governing body of archery in the country. The governing body has been located in New Delhi.  Arjun Munda is currently the President of the body.  It is a non-profit, government funded organization. It has also been affiliated by World Archery Federation (IAF), Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Asian Archery Federation (AAF). AAI is recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India. The body was established on August 8, 1973. AAI is  known for organizing promoting and controlling the sport of archery across the country.

World Archery Federation (WAF)

WAF is a governing body of the sport of archery. The body has been headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. It comprise of the 156 national federations. The body is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.

World Archery Asia (WAA)

WAA was earlier known as Asian Archery Federation (AAF). It is the continental governing body for the sport of archery in the Asia region. It has been affiliated to WAF.