The Handball Federation of India (Hindi: हैंडबाल फेडरेशन ऑफ इंडिया) (HFI) is the administrative and controlling body for team handball in India. The organisation is a member of the Asian Handball Federation (AHF) and the International Handball Federation (IHF) since 1974.In India Handball was founded by Sh. Jagat Singh Lohan from Haryana who was an alumnus of YMCA College of Physical Education of Madras (now Chennai). He was the first Secretary General of Handball Federation of India. In 2010, the federation elections were held under observers from the Sports Ministry as it had given prior intimation to the ministry about its Annual general meeting (AGM) and subsequent elections, this created a precedent for other sports federations in the country.