As India becomes increasingly reliant on imported paintballs, the government is mulling introducing a national paintball tournament.
Sources say that the aim is to give the national paintballs a boost and help it to improve its standing in the paintball scene.
The Indian Paintball Federation (IPFF) is looking at the possibility of hosting a national tournament.
The IPFF is the governing body for paintball and is based in New Delhi.
Its president, Gopal Gopalakrishnan, has been in touch with the National Paintball Association of India (NPAI) and is said to have recommended a possible location for the national tournament, a source said.
India has over 2,000 paintball teams, most of them based in the southern state of Kerala.
However, India is not alone in its paintball ambitions.
The United Kingdom, the US, France, China, Brazil and Australia are also keen on the sport.
As a part of a broader push to improve the countrys performance in paintball, the Indian government has also announced a nationwide paintball competition to be held in 2017.
According to IPFF, the tournament would be held at the headquarters of the paintballs association and it would be the first such national competition since 2002.