The Union Ministry of Defence has sanctioned construction of 17 new baffle firing ranges at various Military Stations, Cantonments, Training Establishments. The proposed baffle shooting ranges can facilitate firing from 300 to 500 meters.
These 17 new firing ranges will be in addition to 60 similar firing ranges existing all over the country. They will come at Southern Command (7 ranges), Eastern Command (3), Northern Command (2), South Western (1) and Central Commands (1). Besides, one range is proposed at Central Command for Officers Training Academy, Gaya, Bihar.
Baffle firing ranges are covered shooting practice areas which prevent possible accidents due to stray bullet injuries. In recent times, due to growth of civilian population around cantonments areas, possibility of accidents due to stray bullet injuries have increased. In order to prevent accidents and casualties without affecting the training requirements of Armed Forces new baffle ranges were approved.