The game of archery has got historical significance as all royals in the ancient days used to practice archery. The national governing body of archery as a sport in India is the Archery Association of India.
Deepika Kumari won an individual gold medal in archery at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, beating Olympic bronze medalist Alison Williamson. Along with Laishram Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro, Kumari won a silver medal at in the team event at the 2011 World Archery Championships. Srither won gold at Asian Archery Championship held at Indonesia in November 2009.