ISLAMABAD - India, Bangladesh and Nepal have confirmed their participation in the forthcoming 4th South Asian Shooting Championship which will be held from November 20 to 28 at Gun Club, Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad. While talking to The Nation, secretary National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) Agha Abbas Raza disclosed on Wednesday that they had invited three countries - Iran, Kuwait and Qatar - to participate in the regional shooting event of the eight nations as guest shooters. "We have invited all eight members countries of South Asian South Federation for this event. India, Bangladesh and Nepal have confirmed their entries while the rest will send soon as we have good correspondence with them," he said. Raza said that 15 men and five women disciplines would be the part of the competitions. "Hosts Pakistan and defending champions India will take part in all the 15 male and 5 female competitions while remaining countries will show their power in the selective disciplines at Islamabad Gun Club, "he added. Abbas further said that the national players would be selected next month at the National Shooting Championship which will be held at Jehlem under the auspices of Army. While answering a question regarding foreign coach, he said, "Two Pakistani coaches Col Sakhawat Ali from Army and Commander Idress Ahmed from Navy got the training from Germany and they will train the national shooters during the camp before starting the international shooting showpiece," he said. He said that both the coaches were busy training their players in respective organisations. "If the NRAP seeks some financial support an exclusive foreign coach may be hired for the national team. Pakistan Sports Trust (PST) is providing us all assistance for holding the international event in the benefiting manners," he said. Abbas said that the players were training in their respective units and they would prepare for the competition well in time. "Umer Siddique could not produced acceptable results in the recently concluded 29th Olympics Games 2008 at Beijing because he was a bit under pressure and could not deliver. It was big event for him, as he was competing with the top shooters of the world. Also, German coach had changed his technicalities before depart to Beijing and that also became one cause of his poor performance," he concluded.