The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) is the governing and controlling body of basketball in India. It is responsible for the development and promotion of the sports authority of India at all levels. BFI manages all the national-level basketball operations in India and sports authority of India is also undertaking basketball federation of India. It is involved in organizing training camps and national tournaments, and in preparing Indian teams for both men's and women's international competitions in various age categories. The national team of India is also known as the Young Cagers.
The Indian basketball players have also won several trophies for their country. There are 17 Indian basketball players who have been honored by the Government of India through the Arjuna Award. Two players have been bestowed with Dhyan Chand Awards for lifetime achievement.
First national level tournaments were organized in India in 1934. The India national basketball team became a member of FIBA in 1936. The governing body, BFI, was formed in 1950. Mr. Aadhav Arjuna is the president of Basketball Federation of India.